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NHS continuing healthcare

NHS Continuing Healthcare is a package of social care funded solely by the NHS for some adults who are living with long-term complex health needs. 

Eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare is not dependent on any particular disease, diagnosis or medical condition.  It is available for anyone who has been assessed as needing a certain level of healthcare whether they are living at home or in a nursing home.

Find out more about eligibility, assessment, and where NHS Continuing Healthcare can be provided

Telephone: 020 3688 1737, 9am to 5pm

Website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support/nhs-continuing-care/

NHS Continuing Healthcare during COVID-19

During COVID-19, new referrals for NHS Continuing Healthcare are on hold and no assessments will be carried out until government guidance states it is safe to do so.

Instead, adults who require continuing healthcare will, in the interim, be referred to Adult Social Care’s care package as part of the government’s coronavirus scheme.

Once NHS continuing healthcare assessments are able to resume safely, following government guidance, Adult Social Care will be able to refer those adults for an NHS CHC assessment.

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