Continuing healthcare framework updated

National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing careVia Department of Health

The national framework which sets out the principles and processes for determining eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare has been revised to reflect the new NHS framework and structures, effective from 1 April 2013.

Download National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care

A range of clinical support tools associated toolsh ave also been revised to assist clinicians and practitioners with the decision making process.

Background

NHS continuing healthcare is an ongoing package of health and social care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS where an individual is found to have a ‘primary health need’.  Such care is provided to an individual aged 18 or over, to meet needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness.