NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding

What is continuing healthcare funding?

NHS continuing healthcare means a package of ongoing care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS where the individual has been found to have a ‘primary health need’ as set out in The National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care November 2012 (Revised).

Information about continuing healthcare funding can be found in the NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care Public Information Leaflet and in the easy read book 'What is NHS Continuing Healthcare'.

How to apply for funding

A health and social care professional such as Social Services, District Nurses, or other specialist Health services can refer you to Continuing Healthcare Care (CHC), please discuss your referral with them.

If you do not see any professionals please ring a member of our CHC admin team on 0300 303 8674, or write to us at Continuing Healthcare Team, Kingswood Surgery, 2nd Floor, 14 Wetherby Road, Harrogate, HG2 7SA                              

Email: SCRCCG.chcdocuments@nhs.net

A CHC nurse will come to visit you  and complete a ‘checklist’ to see if you meet the criteria for a full referral to CHC. See link to CHC Checklist.

Alternatively you can download and complete this application form and return to the Continuing Healthcare Team.

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