What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?
NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is a package of ongoing care that is arranged and funded by the NHS for people who are eligible. More information about NHS Continuing Healthcare is available here.
Eligibility is determined by and defined in, the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care.
These documents can help you prepare for the eligibility assessment process:
More information is available in the national NHS Continuing Healthcare Public Information Leaflet and in the easy read version which can be found here.
Watch the video from NHS England that explains more about the Continuing Healthcare processes, including assessments.
Assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare
A health and social care professional (this might be a social worker, nurse, or GP) can refer people to Continuing Healthcare. People that are not in contact with health and care professionals, but believe that they may be eligible for funding, can also contact the Continuing Healthcare team and request a Continuing Healthcare Checklist.
The Checklist is a screening tool used to identify if a person needs to be referred for full consideration or whether they qualify for NHS Continuing Healthcare.
Read more about the NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist.
Please note that eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare is continually reviewed according to your healthcare needs.
Contact the Continuing Healthcare team
If you would like further information or advice about Continuing Healthcare, please contact the Duty Nurse. You can do this in a number of ways, including:
Write to: Health House, Wrawby Road, Brigg, North Lincolnshire DN20 8GS
Phone: 01652 251026 (answer machine facility available)
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