COVID-19 - The Impact on NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (‘CHC’) and How The Current Changes Will Affect You!

With the unprecedented onset of coronavirus pandemic, the Government has recently had to introduce some immediate measures to be able to cope with the dramatic influx of hospital admissions and the need for prompt and efficient discharge. NHS…

An exclusive Q & A interview with an IRP Chair - a rare insight into conducting your appeal and knowing what to expect on the day.

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…

Part 2 - Explaining The Vital Difference Between Social Needs vs Healthcare Needs

Before you read this blog, we recommend that you read, “Part 1. Explaining The Vital Difference Between Social Needs and Healthcare Needs.” There are a number of different tools available to measure frailty in the elderly, including the…

Part 1. Explaining The Vital Difference Between Social Needs vs Healthcare Needs

If your relative has a pending assessment or review for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, then you must read this article. Many families undergoing an assessment to see whether their spouse or relative is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare…

NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding Put On Hold

With the outbreak of coronavirus it is not surprising that assessments and appeals for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding are being put on hold, and those Clinical Commissioning Groups which are still operating in this area are likely to stop…

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,…

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