From 1st September 2020, the Government has instructed Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to restart their retrospective appeals. Retrospective appeals look at whether an individual was historically entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC). If found eligible on appeal, they should have all their care fees that were paid during the period of eligibility refunded by […]
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September 1st 2020 marks the date for the reintroduction of assessments, reviews and appeals for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) which had been on hold for many months due to COVID restrictions and NHS key staff being redeployed to help hospitals discharge patients. But since last week, the Government has given Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) […]
Has your relative’s claim for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) been rejected by the Clinical Commissioning Group at a Local Resolution Panel? If so, you only have 6 months to prepare your case for a final appeal at an Independent Review Panel (IRP) conducted by NHS England. This is your last real chance of securing […]
A glaring omission in the latest version of the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care (revised October 2018) has allowed Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) around the country to take unfair advantage of individuals seeking to appeal a decision from a Multi-Disciplinary Team assessment (MDT). Under the previous NHS National Framework, revised […]
We recently came across a situation which we wanted to share with you as it is a warning to all those going through the CHC funding process. The matter concerns a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) who are intending to launch an appeal to review their own funding decision some 3 years prior, where they approved […]
NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding is a free package of fully-funded care provided by the NHS for all of your relative’s healthcare needs and their accommodation. If your relative is eligible for this NHS Funding they should not have to pay a penny towards the cost of their care! In order to obtain CHC Funding, your […]
Here’s a recent question posted on our Facebook page: “Is it normal to be asked who is attending at the NHS Independent Review with you? I’ve said yes, someone is coming with me, but do I have to tell them who as long as it is not a Legal Representative?” The National Framework for NHS […]
Care Home Fees. The National Framework NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding and NHS-Funded Nursing Care (revised 1st October 2018) states that when an individual is discharged from hospital to their previous residential setting (eg back to their own home or care home), the NHS should arrange an interim package of care to support them whilst they […]
This is the second part of an article relating to appealing a decision following an initial Multi-Disciplinary Assessment. First a quick recap of the previous article, “Rejected for CHC Funding? Part 1: How To Appeal The MDT Decision” which provides helpful information and guidance on appealing the decision of a Multi-Disciplinary Assessment to the Local […]
If your relative has been undergone a Multi-Disciplinary Team assessment (MDT) and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have advised that there are insufficient healthcare needs to justify NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, then read on to find out how to appeal the decision if you believe it is wrong… Once the MDT’s Decision to reject funding […]
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