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Continuing Care

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2006, Official Report, column 856W, on NHS continuing care, how many people were in receipt of NHS continuing care on 31 March 2006 in each primary care trust in England per (a) 10,000 weighted heads and (b) 10,000 unweighted heads. (109666)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people who were awarded NHS continuing care funding ceased to receive continuing care following a first review. (112718)

Information on the number of people who ceased to receive continuing care following a first review is not held centrally.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will provide direct payments to families to pay for care of relatives who are designated band 1 in the continuing health care package. (109971)

No. If a person is assessed as being entitled to national health service fully funded continuing care, the NHS will cover the full cost of the health and personal care package required. It is not possible for any individual to buy NHS care, whether they are using money of their own or money made available to them from the public purse.