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North West London Clinical Commissioning Groups have been developing a blanket policy to impose arbitrary caps on NHS Continuing Healthcare funding: Are you being affected?

Eight NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in North West London have been partnering up to develop a joint blanket policy to limit the amount they would spend for care in patients’ home or in care homes under NHS Continuing Healthcare funding, the free care available to people who are deemed to have a primary health need. …

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A Clinical Commissioning Group has been using a potentially unlawful tool to make savings on its budget for NHS Continuing Healthcare, the free care fund available to people at home or in care homes

NHS West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group has been using a locally-designed screening tool in alternative to the NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist. The Checklist is the only nationally approved tool that screens people for receiving a full assessment for care funding under the NHS Continuing Healthcare scheme, making the tool potentially unlawful. Effectively, this means that …

A Clinical Commissioning Group has been using a potentially unlawful tool to make savings on its budget for NHS Continuing Healthcare, the free care fund available to people at home or in care homes Read More »

NHS Continuing Healthcare teams across the country continue to force people out of their homes by imposing unlawful caps on home care funding despite the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s last year’s threat of taking legal action against them

The experience here at ZODIAC Continuing Healthcare has been that NHS Continuing Health care teams at some Clinical Commissioning Groups across England continue to impose unlawful caps on funding for care at home. This practice forces people to top up the care with their own money. More often, people have had to choose care in …

NHS Continuing Healthcare teams across the country continue to force people out of their homes by imposing unlawful caps on home care funding despite the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s last year’s threat of taking legal action against them Read More »

NHS Continuing Healthcare postcode lottery: here to stay

NHS Continuing Healthcare funding continues to be a postcode lottery. I share with you here the most recent simple statistics, updated to November 2018. The usual picture of large inequalities in granting care funding remains. Some Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are granting 10 times less care packages per unit of population than other CCGs. This …

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