If a person does not qualify for NHS Continuing Healthcare, the NHS may still have a responsibility to contribute to that individual’s health needs – either by directly commissioning services or by part-funding the package of support.
For extra information, evidence and best practice please scroll down to the bottom of the page.
NHS Continuing Health Care
The process involved in NHS continuing healthcare assessments can be complex. An organisation called Beacon gives free independent advice on NHS continuing healthcare.
Telephone: Beacon free helpline 0345 548 0300
Telephone: Call: 03000 683 000 between the hours of 08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday
- the individual has such a need; AND
- it is determined that the individual’s overall needs would be most appropriately met in a care home with nursing.
Best Practice Resources
Care to be different: Specialist online information resource all about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding in England: https://caretobedifferent.co.uk/joint-package-of-care/