What is NHS continuing healthcare?
The term ‘NHS continuing healthcare’ is the name given to a package of care which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals outside of hospital who have ongoing healthcare needs. NHS continuing healthcare is free, unlike support provided by local authorities for which a financial charge will be made depending on your income and savings.
Who is eligible for NHS continuing healthcare?
Anyone over 18 years of age assessed as having a certain level of care needs may be entitled to NHS continuing healthcare. It is not dependent on a particular diagnosis alone and a detailed assessment will need to be carried out to capture the nature, intensity, complexity, and unpredictability of your care needs.
NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care Public Information (Department of Health)
NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care Public Information (NHS Midlands & Lancashire CSU)