NHS Continuing Healthcare
22 January 2013

Deadlines for assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare
(NHS CHC) funding for case during the period 1st April 2011 – 31st March 2012

On 15th March 2012, the Department of Health announced the introduction of deadlines for individuals to request an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, for cases during the period 1st April 2004 – 2012.

The announcement of these deadlines introduced a process which enabled any individuals who should have been assessed from 1st April 2004 onwards to be identified and considered for eligibility as soon as possible. As time passes, detailed recorded evidence of an individual’s needs for the period of time in question may no longer be available.

The second phase of this time frame has now begun and people who believe they should have an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding for the period 1st April 2011 – 31st March 2012 have until 31st March 2013 to apply to the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group.

NHS Continuing Healthcare is for individuals whose assessed primary need is for health care and can be provided in a range of settings including residential care homes (with or without nursing) or their own homes.

Individuals or their representatives can notify the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group where there is evidence that they should have been assessed for eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding regardless if whether they reside in a care home or in their own home with a package of care.

If you think this affects you or a family member, please contact the NHS Funded Care Team at the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group to obtain information on the process and to discuss this further.

NHS Funded Care Team, IW CCG, Ground Floor, South Block, St Mary’s Hospital, Newport,
Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG Tel: 01983 822099 ext 5695      Email: nhsfundedcare@iow.nhs.uk

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