2021 year in review

2021 Year In Review

As we reflect on the past year, with all its difficulties and challenges, Care To Be Different still proudly remains the most popular and most respected, number one website for free information and resources about NHS Continuing Healthcare.…

An Exclusive Interview With Ivan Lewis, The Minister Behind The National Framework

Read below our exclusive interview with Ivan Lewis, former Labour MP for Bury South (1997 to 2019) and the architect behind the National Framework for NHS Continuing Care. For 14 consecutive years, from 2001 and 2015, Mr Lewis served…
CHC Funding

Do Care Homes Play A Part In Preventing Successful Outcomes For CHC Funding?

Care Records form an essential part of the NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment process, whether as part of a current NHS assessment for a living patient in care, or retrospectively, when looking at eligibility for past periods of care (whether…
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Channel 4 News Spotlights The Complexities And Frustrations Of Claiming NHS CHC Funding

There was an excellent item featured on Channel 4 News on 11th October 2021, which highlighted the shortcomings of the complex NHS Continuing Healthcare process (‘CHC’). In case you missed it, here’s our transcript of the programme…
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Get Help Breaking Down the Decision Support Tool: Communication

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

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation! Never Take MDT Outcomes For Granted

Preparing for an MDT. We have received many comments on our Facebook page recently following a post by a contributor who said that her mum is soon to be assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (known colloquially as CHC). She goes…
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Get Help Breaking Down the Decision Support Tool: Mobility, Part 2

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

Get Help Breaking Down the Decision Support Tool: Mobility, 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 Mobility domain, to help you assess your or your relative’s “level of need” in this important domain. Don’t…
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Get Help Breaking Down the Decision Support Tool: Skin (including tissue viability), Part 2

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

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