NHS Continuing Healthcare: Your Questions Answered
NHS England also have an easy read NHS Continuing Healthcare leaflet to help support individuals through the process.
But what is NHS Continuing Healthcare?
NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC), is the name given to a package of ongoing care which is arranged and funded entirely by the NHS for individuals over the age of 18 who have ongoing health care needs or, what is known as a ‘Primary Health Need.’
You can receive CHC in any setting outside of hospital, including your own home or in a care home. CHC covers all of your identified care costs and is not means tested. This means it is not based on what you earn, or your savings.
The NHS CHC process is set out in the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare. The Framework is written and produced by the Department of Health and Social Care and was revised in October 2018. The Framework sets out the principles and processes of NHS Continuing Healthcare.
We understand that NHS Continuing Healthcare is a complex and highly sensitive area which can affect people at a very vulnerable stage of their lives. We are here to help. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.