CHC Domains (Areas of Need)
|Care Domains (Areas of Need)||Checklist tool options||Decision Support Tool (DST) descriptions|
There are three checklist descriptions:
A full assessment is required if the checklist shows:
There are six assessment descriptions:
*does not apply to some of the care domains.
The assessment team should also use the four key characteristics of need (nature, intensity, complexity and unpredictability) wherever relevant.
Each of the four key indicators may alone, or in combination, indicate a primary health need.
The team should use their professional judgement to consider the totality of need identified across the domains and indicators.
A recommendation of eligibility would be expected if the patient has:
A priority level of need in any of the four domains where it is possible to have a priority need; or
Two or more instances of sever needs across all domains.
A primary health need may also be indicated if:
There is one domain recorded as severe together with needs in a number of other domains where it is possible to have a priority need; or
A number of domains with high/moderate needs.
For more information about how people are assessed for NHS CHC, please click here.
NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) staff will always communicate and behave in a polite, courteous and respectful manner with individuals, their families and any professionals involved with CHC services.
In return, it is expected that CHC staff will be treated in the same polite, courteous and respectful way.
Our staff will not tolerate any abusive communication or behaviour which includes swearing, shouting, threats or lack of co-operation with requests.
Please note that this relates to face to face contact, email, telephone calls or letters.
Information on NHS CHC
How to contact NHS CHC
To find out how to request an assessment of eligibility and apply for continuing healthcare, please contact the CHC team:
Telephone: 0300 123 4448
(Please note telephone calls may be recorded)
NHS Continuing Healthcare and Funded Nursing Care Team
5th Floor, Civic Offices