Updates to the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary

NHS continuing healthcare is a package of health and social care arranged and funded solely by the NHS where an individual has a primary health need. Parts of the Department of Health’s set of guidance documents on the principles and processes of the national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care have been updated.

Directions termed the Delayed Discharges (Continuing Care) Directions 2013 come into force on November 11th 2013.

Read more: National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care.

Reference

National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care. London: Department of Health, November 1st 2013.

Documentation which is new or updated:

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Delayed discharges directions (continuing care) directions. London: Department of Health, October 23rd 2013.

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The NHS continuing healthcare (responsibilities of social services authorities) directions 2013. London: Department of Health, March 2013.

Documentation which is unchanged:

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National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care November 2012 (Revised). Leeds: Department of Health, November 2012. Effective from April 1st 2013.

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NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist November 2012 (Revised). Leeds: Department of Health, November 2012.

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Decision Support Tool for NHS Continuing Healthcare November 2012 (Revised). Leeds: Department of Health, November 2012.

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Fast Track Pathway Tool for NHS Continuing Healthcare November 2012 (Revised). Leeds: Department of Health, November 2012.

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Equality analysis: National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-Funded Nursing Care (Revised November 2012). Leeds: Department of Health, March 2013.

The NHS’s Best-Kept Secret

Most people are unaware that old and disabled people who need more than means-tested social care can apply for fully funded NHS continuing care. There is a backlog in the decision-making process, however; particularly when it comes to processing back-dated claims.

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Reference

Atkinson, C. (2016). Thousands of families await care cost decisions. London: BBC Health News / BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours, May 27th 2016.

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