CCG statement on NHS continuing healthcare funding

In light of recent national and local publicity surrounding eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare funding, Herefordshire CCG would like to reassure patients that providing the right care for people across Herefordshire is a priority for the CCG.

“With any request for continuing healthcare (CHC) funding, our trained continuing healthcare nurses work closely with the patient and their family, to determine the right level of NHS care to meet their clinical needs."

"We have robust processes in place to ensure that we follow the national framework and involve patients, their families and carers, social workers and clinicians in our decision making. Where a patient meets the eligibility criteria in the national framework, they will receive continuing healthcare funding."

The Department of Health set out the principles and processes of the National Framework for NHS continuing healthcare, for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-framework-for-nhs-continuing-healthcare-and-nhs-funded-nursing-care