Is the National Framework still working effectively?

Prior to 2007, each Strategic Health Authority had its own criteria for establishing eligibility for NHS healthcare funding – a free package of care provided by the NHS for an individual’s healthcare needs. The outcome created a national…

Is your relative claiming their full entitlement to benefits?

Even if you are in receipt of NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, you may still be able to claim additional benefits from the Government. Here’s a helpful summary of 14 extra benefits you may be entitled to claim. This is not intended to…

What to do if you’ve been excluded from the MDT Assessment?

Sandra Pike contacted us for help on the subject when she was not allowed to attend an MDT. Here’s what she asked us below: Sandra’s situation “Please could anyone advise me: I am very concerned that my local authority/CCG are blatantly…

Battling NHS delays – join the queue!

If you represent a living relative or friend who has applied for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (‘CHC’) but has been turned down following assessment, or else has had their existing package of CHC Funding withdrawn following a review,…

Dementia social care funding crisis! Why are families sending their relatives with Dementia to Thailand for care?

On the 17th of February 2020 the Daily Telegraph led with a front page headline article, “Dementia patients dumped in hospitals“. The article told of the closure of numerous day care centres and care services across the country, forcing…

Relief as 6 Month Time Limit To Appeal MDT Decision Is Reinstated

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…

Getting through the Checklist assessment – avoid these common mistakes!

First, read our latest article “Understanding the Checklist Assessment”. Here’s a quick recap… The NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist assessment is the first stage in the NHS Continuing Healthcare funding assessment process and…

Understanding the Checklist Assessment

If your relative has a ’primary health need’ i.e. the main purpose of their care is for health needs (as opposed to social care needs), then they may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding. NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding…

Paying care home fees or paying for full-time care at home? You could be entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Many people assume that if you have some savings or own a property, you have to pay for your own care, but this is not always the case. How reliable is the information you have? Did you know that the NHS is obliged to pay 100% of your care…

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