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Book an annual health check

People with learning disabilities and their carers are being urged to make sure they visit their GP for an annual health check as part of a new national campaign which aims to improve access to care.

13/04/2017

Help the NHS to help you

Patients are being urged to help the NHS to help them by using healthcare services wisely over the Easter weekend.

05/04/2017

Continuing and nursing care


What is NHS Continuing Healthcare?
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 on-going healthcare needs. You can receive continuing healthcare in any setting, including your own home or a care home. NHS continuing healthcare is free, unlike help from social services for which a financial charge may be made depending on your income and savings.

What is NHS-funded nursing care?
By law, local authorities cannot provide registered nursing care. For individuals in care homes with nursing, registered nurses are usually employed by the care home itself and, in order to fund this nursing care, the NHS, makes a payment directly to the care home. The Department of Health sets the weekly rate for NHS-funded nursing care nationally.

More information about NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care can be accessed via the link below: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2392.aspx

The Department of Health has issued a National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care and other supporting information. For those wanting more in-depth information links to these documents can be accessed below:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-framework-for-nhs-continuing-healthcare-and-nhs-funded-nursing-care

If you need clarification on any aspect of NHS Continuing Healthcare or NHS-funded nursing care please call 01502 719500 and ask to speak to HealthEast's Lead Nurse for NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Alternatively you can contact the write to:

Lead Nurse for NHS Continuing Healthcare
NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG
HealthEast
Beccles House
1 Common Lane North
Beccles
NR34 9BN

NHS England have put together a series of short videos to explain the CHC process, we've embedded these below which we hope you find useful.

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1 Common Lane North
Beccles, Suffolk
NR34 9BN
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01502 719 500
01502 719 874
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