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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

NHS continuing healthcare assessment


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NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) is a package of care for adults aged 18 or over which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS. In order to receive NHS Continuing Healthcare funding individuals have to be assessed by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) according to a legally prescribed decision making process to determine whether the individual has a 'primary health need'. There are two types of NHS Continuing Healthcare: NHS Continuing Healthcare (Standard) NHS Continuing Healthcare (Fast Track) For further information on NHS Continuing Healthcare, see the: Department of Health and Social Care part of the website at: National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care NHS England and NHS Improvement website at: NHS Continuing Healthcare.

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