NHS Continuing Healthcare cut-off dates
Do you think you were entitled to NHS continuing healthcare between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012?
If you have never applied for NHS continuing healthcare, but think you may have been entitled to receive it, you can apply to your local Primary Care Trust for an assessment – but you must do so before the cut-off dates that have been announced by the Department of Health.
For NHS continuing health care that people believe they should have, or are entitled to receive, between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012, we would like to remind you that the final deadline for new cases to the system which require assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) funding, which have not previously been assessed is approaching. The deadline is 31 March 2013.
Continuing healthcare is care provided over an extended period of time to meet physical or mental health needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness. It is only provided where an individual requires long term healthcare and NOT social or residential care.
For more information contact the CHC Team on 01380 733865.