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 ongoing 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.
The National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and NHS-funded Nursing Care can be viewed here. We work within these guidelines.
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 the Lead Nurse for NHS Continuing Healthcare.
To view all our policies relating to Continuing Healthcare click here
Alternatively, you can write to:
Lead Nurse for NHS Continuing Healthcare
NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG
1 Common Lane North
Or email - GYWCCG.email@example.com
NHS England has created some short videos to explain how CHC works. You can view them below.