What is NHS continuing healthcare?
This is the name given to a package of care which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for people who have ongoing healthcare needs, but are outside of hospital care.
You can receive NHS continuing healthcare in any setting – including your own home or in any care home. In your own home, this means that the NHS will pay for healthcare and personal care support, for example, help with bathing and dressing. In a care home, the NHS pays for your fees – including board and accommodation.
What if I need financial support for care during the end of my life?
You may be eligible to access the fast track process which enables the Personalised Care Team to fund and organize services to support you. Please contact your health professional in hospital, hospice or the community for more information.
What can I do if I disagree with a decision about NHS continuing healthcare?
More information about what to do if you are not happy with a decision relating to NHS continuing healthcare is available in the Local Resolution Policy.