Get Help Breaking Down the Decision Support Tool: Cognition, Part 1

This series takes a detailed look at the domains of the Decision Support Tool. This week we examine the first three descriptors in the Cognition domain, to help you assess your or your relative’s “level of need” in this important domain. Don’t…

TIPS on assessing 'Communication' in your Decision Support Tool

There are 12 areas of care need that are considered by an NHS Clinical Commissioning Group when assessing eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding. These 12 areas of need are set out in the Decision Support Tool (DST) and referred…

TIPS on assessing 'Altered State of Consciousness' in your Decision Support Tool

There are 12 Care Domains that are measured on the Decision Support Tool when assessing eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding. One of these Domains is Altered States of Consciousness (ASC). The DST describes Transient Ischemic…

TIPS on assessing ‘Behaviour’ in your Decision Support Tool

Formal assessment of an individual’s eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) is conducted by an NHS Multi-Disciplinary Team using the Decision Support Tool (DST). The DST is a screening tool used by Multi-Disciplinary…
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How much clinical evidence should an MDT assessment consider?

When an MDT assessment is undertaken for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC), the CCG will look at clinical records from the care home. There is a difference around the country as to the amount of clinical evidence CCGs will consider…

Understanding What Is A ‘Well Managed Need’

Families often ask us about ‘well-managed needs’ or quote the ‘well-managed needs’ principle, with very little understanding as to how it might apply to their relative’s assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC). The concept…

Your 15 Step Guide to Understanding NHS England IRP Decisions

Has your relative been rejected (whether in full or part) for NHS Continuing Healthcare in the last 6 months? If so, have you been told that you can appeal to an Independent Review Panel? Often the Care Commissioning Group (CCG) will…
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Only 2 Hours for an appeal to Independent Review Panel!

If your local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group has rejected your application for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, you always have the option to appeal to an NHS England Independent Review Panel (IRP). A few years ago, if you attended…

Continuing Healthcare Fast Track assessments – how to get a quick decision

Many families are wrongly told that NHS Continuing Healthcare funding is only available for people who are at the end of their life. Not only is this incorrect, but it also often means...

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