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NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding

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This guide highlights when you should ask for a review of NHS continuing health care funding.

You should ask for a review if there has been a significant change or there has been further deterioration in any of the following areas:-

  • Behaviour
  • Cognition (understanding)
  • Emotional needs
  • Communication
  • Mobility
  • Nutrition (food and drink)
  • Continence (toileting)
  • Skin (disorders/breakdown)
  • Breathing
  • Drug therapies and medicationMini strokes/funny turns

Or the individual’s needs have become more:-

  • Intense
  • Complex
  • Unpredictable

You should ask a registered NHS practitioner involved with the individuals care to complete an NHS Continuing Health Care Checklist to see if the individual could now be eligible for NHS funding. If you don’t have an NHS professional involved, contact the local Clinical Commissioning Group to request an assessment or review.

ACT NOW if you are challenging a decision that has already been made. You only have 6 months to notify the CCG.

Contact our specialist care home fees team for advice on all aspects of:-

  • The NHS Continuing Health Care Funding process
  • Local Authority Funding
  • Care Home Top-Up Fee Agreements
  • NHS Funded Nursing Care
  • Section 117 Aftercare Services
  • Funding for care at home
  • Direct Payments
  • Contact our elderly client team for advice on all aspects of:-
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Deputyships
  • Wills
  • Living Wills
  • Trusts
  • Court of Protection applications

If you need further advice contact our Specialist Team