About NHS Continuing Healthcare
If a person is assessed as having a primary healthcare need then their care and accommodation can be fully funded by the NHS. You may ask how a primary health care need is defined but, sadly, there is no clear and definitive answer. Case law (previous cases heard by the Courts) tells us in order to meet this criteria the need must be over and above that which could be provided by Social Services.
NHS continuing care is not means tested and budgets and other financial considerations must not be taken into account. The 1946 NHS Act is clear that nursing care in England must be free at the point of delivery.
As a team of nurses we understand that it can seem difficult to negotiate the system and that NHS Continuing Healthcare is complex. The assessment process can be lengthy and can appear daunting. As nurses we understand that this process has to be negotiated at what is a difficult and stressful time.
Understandably, many people do not feel that they have the time nor the energy to devote to the process.
As a team of nurses who have undertaken these assessments and made recommendations as to eligibility we can assist you with negotiating through this process.
If you would like us to assist you, we will allocate you to a dedicated nurse who take charge of your case.