NHS Continuing Care

If you or your loved one has a severe health need you may be eligible for FREE NHS Continuing Care. This area causes people a great deal of distress as the rules concerning the process are complex and confusing. Our specialist Elderly client team is able to advise and assist you through the difficult process.

We are able to advise you and support you through the application and appeal process. Our team of highly skilled lawyers have a wealth of experience in these matters and have secured successful outcomes for a number of clients.

NHS Continuing Care Assessment

NHS Continuing Care is a package of care arranged and paid for by the NHS to meet your physical and mental health needs. This care package can be provided in your own home or in a care home.

NHS Continuing Care Assessment

There is a national assessment process to be followed in order to determine if you are entitled to such care. The assessment will usually be carried out by your carers and a specialist NHS Continuing Care Nurse as well as with your own Care Manager from the Local Authority. You and/or your family and/or Attorneys/Deputies may also be present. You may want your Solicitor to attend the assessment meeting so that they can speak up on your behalf and ensure the assessment is carried out fairly.

NHS Continuing Care Criteria

There are 12 areas that are considered for NHS Continuing Care and these are:

  1. Behaviour;
  2. Cognition;
  3. Psychological and emotional needs;
  4. Communication;
  5. Mobility;
  6. Nutrition – food and drink;
  7. Continence;
  8. Skin including tissue viability;
  9. Breathing;
  10. Altered states of consciousness;
  11. Drug Therapy and medication;
  12. Other significant care needs.

Each area is marked by the assessment team and if the level is severe enough you may benefit from NHS Continuing Care.

  • If you are eligible you will be notified immediately and it is likely that there will be a further review in a few months time. It is possible that you will not always remain eligible for NHS Continuing Care as your health needs may improve.
  • If you are not eligible on the first assessment you can ask for a future assessment if your needs change.
  • If you are found not to be eligible for NHS Continuing Care and you disagree with the assessment decision, it is possible to lodge an appeal.

Why choose Furley Page to advise on NHS Continuing Care

Our specialist Elderly Client team can help you and support you through the NHS Continuing Care application and future reassessments and we can help you through the appeal process if you disagree with the final decision.

Our team of highly skilled lawyers has a wealth of experience in NHS Continuing Care applications and we have secured successful outcomes for a number of clients.

NHS Continuing Care services

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Key Contacts

Nicola August

Partner & Head of Vulnerable Client

Val Prosser Val Prosser

Senior Associate