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On 30th January we welcomed Bhavesh Wadher, Specialist Advisor in Continuing Healthcare (CHC) from Beacon to present to the Peer Support Network. Bhavesh focused on CHC eligibility, the decision-making process and the stages of appealing a decision. You can read his presentation and notes by downloading the PowerPoint here: Beacon Continuing Healthcare presentation

One family who attended the meeting have since found out that their appeal against the decision to withdraw their daughter’s Continuing Healthcare funding has been upheld following a Local Resolution Panel meeting. This is an example of a family challenging an eligibility assessment and being successful at stage one of the appeals process.

Relevant information and tools:
National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care
This guidance sets out the principles and processes of the National Framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care. It includes a link to the CHC checklist and Decision Support Tool Clinical Commissioning Groups should use to inform consistent decision-making.

2018 UPDATE

On 1 March 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care published revisions to the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and NHS-funded Nursing Care.

For a summary of the key changes to the framework visit: https://www.beaconchc.co.uk/our-commentary-on-key-updates-to-the-nhs-chc-framework/ 

NHS Continuing Health Care (CHC) Funding – Health Complaint Cases factsheet
Support Empowerment Advocate Promote (seAp) & Independent Health Complaints Advocacy (IHCA) have produced this factsheet to support individuals with CHC Health Complaints. It also contains information on how seAp advocates can help.
Download: seAp CHC Factsheet Feb 2017
seAp East Sussex provide NHS complaints advocacy. For more information visit: seap.org.uk

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