NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC)
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 been assessed as having on going health care needs. You can receive NHS continuing healthcare in any setting, including in your own home or in a care home.
If you are found to be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare in your own home, this means that the NHS will pay for healthcare (e.g. services from a community nurse or specialist therapist) and associated social care needs (e.g. personal care and domestic tasks, help with bathing, dressing, food preparation and shopping). In a care home, the NHS also pays for your care home fees, including board and accommodation.
What is a personal health budget?
A personal health budget is an amount of money to support your identified healthcare and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between you, or your representative, and the CCG.
From April 2014 those who are eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare have a right to ask for a personal health budget. Knowsley CCG is working with Knowsley Council and other local partners to make sure the registered population of Knowsley has access to this service.
For further advice and information or to request for an assessment of eligibility, please contact the Knowsley NHS Continuing Healthcare Team on;
Tel: 0151 290 1976
or write to:
Knowsley CCG Continuing Healthcare Team
The following documents and links provide further information of both local and national guidance for NHS Continuing Health Care and Personal Health Budgets;
Continuing Healthcare Team
Decision Support Tool
Personal Health Budgets