In your article 'Questions over continuing care cuts at quarter of PCTS' you make reference to several primary care trusts, including Peterborough, that have cut continuing care services. This is based on information PCTs submitted to the Department of Health between April and December 2007, writes Paul Kitney
Peterborough PCT has recently resubmitted its information for this period. The figures show the number of people newly eligible for continuing care in quarters one, two and three of 2007 was 17, 16 and 25 respectively; the number receiving continuing care was 69, 65 and 77 respectively.
This demonstrates a consistent level of continuing care services and funding for April to September - and a significant increase from October as a result of implementing the new national framework for continuing care.
Paul Kitney, continuing care operational lead, Peterborough primary care trust