What is Continuing Healthcare?

In October 2007 the Department of Health produced new guidance that set out a system for deciding eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare. This is called the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing care. The Framework sets out the factors that are to be considered to determine if someone meets the criteria for NHS Continuing Healthcare. The National Framework has been revised both in 2009 and in 2012.

NHS Continuing Healthcare is the name given to a package of care which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals outside of hospital who have ongoing health care needs and have been assessed as having a "primary health need". You can receive NHS Continuing Healthcare in any setting, including your own home or in a nursing home or residential care home.

If you would like to speak to a member of the Continuing Healthcare Team, please contact 01226 433634 and a member of the clinical team will be contacted and return your call.

If you would like any further information regarding continuing healthcare, or you would like to view the documents used, please visit the Department of Health Website (below) and type Continuing Healthcare into the search box. Then click on to The National Framework for NHS Continuing Health Care and NHS Funded Nursing Care, here you will find the framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and the tools used.   


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