Part 2 – Revealing Insights From A Continuing Healthcare Nurse Advocate…

This is the 2nd part of an article from Nurse Andrea (not her real name) giving examples of some NHS antics and flawed assessments. If you missed Part 1, you can catch up here: Part 1 – Revealing Insights From A Continuing Healthcare Nurse…

Part 1 – Revealing Insights From A Continuing Healthcare Nurse Advocate…

We, at Care to Be Different, felt we had to share with you some worrying and startling first-hand insights from Nurse ‘Andrea’ (not her real name), a nurse advocate with a wealth of experience in all aspects of CHC assessments and appeals.…

Has your relative been “optimised?” NHS invent more delays to avoid CHC Funding…

We have spoken to a number of people over the past month who have been refused assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (CHC) because their relative is not “optimised”. This seems to be the latest NHS buzzword, as it is not mentioned…

Know your rights - Appealing the CCG’s refusal to grant CHC funding

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…

Heard of the ‘Grogan Gap’?

We were contacted by an Enquirer who attended a Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting (MDT) and was told that her mother scored 2 “severes” and 3 “highs” in her Decision Support Tool. But, although her needs were above the Local Authority…

“Care crisis fear as over 85s to double by 2043”

This article appeared in the daily Telegraph on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. The article stated that, “The number of over 85s in the UK is set to double within the next 25 years, data suggests, amid fears it could worsen an escalating social…

Learning valuable lessons prior to your MDT Assessment and how to avoid pitfalls

Sarah wrote to us to help spread the word about NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding, and to encourage other families to take up the challenge to get proper assessments done. She told us about her battle to get her mother properly assessed at…

The 10 Most Outrageous Excuses For Not Having An NHS Continuing Healthcare Assessment

NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding (or ‘CHC’ for short) is a package of care that is arranged and funded solely by the National Health Service (NHS) and is intended to pay 100% of care fees (including accommodation) for individuals whose…

Let’s Talk Fast Track! Vital NHS Funding Withdrawn After 3 Months - The Latest NHS Controversy…

When looking at a discharge from hospital, we wanted to share with you the frank thoughts of a specialist nurse advocate (“Nurse”) who approached us with her comments on the latest abuses of the Fast Track Pathway Tool. Background Nurse:…

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