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Continuing Healthcare

NHS funded continuing healthcare is the name given to a package of care arranged and funded by the NHS for people outside of hospital who have ongoing healthcare needs. People receiving continuing healthcare can be living in any setting including their own home or a care home. 

NHS continuing healthcare is free, unlike help from social services for which a financial charge may be made, depending on your income and savings. In your own home, this means that the NHS will pay for assessed health care needs. In a care home, the NHS also pays for your care home fees including board and accommodation. 

Posters advertising the opportunity to request an assessment are also on display in GP practices, nursing and residential care homes, Macclesfield, Congleton and Knutsford Hospitals, Cheshire East offices and local libraries. 

For further information on how to notify us of a request for assessment of eligibility, please contact the NHS Funded and Continuing Healthcare Team, telephone 01625 663 808, e-mail or write to:

Administration, NHS Funded and Continuing Healthcare Team

1st Floor, West Wing
New Alderley House
Victoria Road
SK10 3BL

Further information:

6 April 2018: Please be aware that the Continuing Healthcare policy is currently under review.

CLICK HERE for the CCG's policy on awarding Personal Health Budgets.

NHS Guidance on Continuing Healthcare Redress

NHS England has published guidance on issues CCGs should consider when determining claims from individuals for retrospective funding of Continuing Healthcare needs. This can be found by CLICKING HERE.

Further information can also be found at the following sources:

Guide to Continuing Healthcare Appeals

NHS Choices

Age UK Factsheet

National Framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care - Department of Health

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