NHS Continuing Healthcare is intended for people who require a lot of help because of their health and care needs. These needs might arise from difficulties in eating and drinking, breathing properly, taking medicines, memory thinking and limited mobility. If needs arising from these difficulties can be established then a person might qualify for NHS Continuing Healthcare.
The eligibility for CHC Funding is determined by the national framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare. A fundamental requirement to qualify for CHC Funding is to demonstrate that a person has a primary health need (PHN) after assessment for their individual needs.
The test for determining the primary health need is a subjective one and very much dependant upon opinion as regards a person’s individual needs and the healthcare services that might be required to meet then.
It tends to be the case that comparisons are inevitably drawn between an individual person’s needs by comparison to other individuals under similar circumstances. There are many occasions upon which a person (or their relatives) may never have heard about the availability of CHC Funding or the necessary assessment has not been carried out at the appropriate time due to the fact that social and healthcare professionals have not highlighted the existence of the availability of such funding. We are here to assist in these cases.
It may be that you (or relatives) have already paid fees for a person’s care without the necessary consideration of the availability of an assessment for CHC funding. Consideration should always be given to the possibility of CHC Funding where a person has health issues and is receiving ongoing care.
If you or a relative have ongoing health issues and are receiving care you should contact us for a preliminary free discussion and overview of whether it may be appropriate to seek an assessment for CHC Funding. We can advise upon the merits of any individual case, the procedure to be followed and the prospects of a successful outcome.
We would caution that the NHS Continuing Healthcare funding assessment procedure is not entirely straightforward and guidance is often a great advantage.
Please call us on 01204 550160 for an entirely confidential and no obligation discussion or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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