Continuing Healthcare 

What is it?

  • Continuing Health Care is a package of care which is provided and funded by the National Health Service.  A person can be found eligible for NHS Continuing Health Care if they can establish that they have a primary health need rather than a social need.


  • The Department of Health has introduced various deadlines for people who think that they or their relatives may have been eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare for certain periods.

The Welsh Government’s most recent deadline
date is 31 October 2016 for any care which has been received
between 1 October 2014 and 30 October 2015. 

If you do not act quickly, then you may miss out. 

Please click here for more information regarding NHS deadline dates or alternatively please telephone us on the following local rate number: 0333 003 1909 and we will be happy to discuss this further with you.

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A deadline has been announced in Wales that applications for recovery of any care home fees paid between 1 August 2013 to 30 September 2014 must be submitted by 31st October 2015 and failure to submit a claim before this deadline will result in these fees being lost.

Individuals who believe they should have an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding are being advised to contact their Clinical Commissioning Group urgently.

For current cases from 1st April 2012, the following time limits will be introduced:

  • for an individual or their representative to seek review of a decision with regard to eligibility for NHS CHC funding by the local PCT or responsible NHS body at a local level; this time limit should be no later than 6 months from the date that the notification of the eligibility decision is given to the individual;
  • a time frame for the responsible NHS body to deal with a request for a local review. This should be within 3 months of receipt of the request;
  • a time limit for requesting an Independent Review through the SHA or responsible NHS body. This time limit should be no later than 6 months following notification of the responsible body’s decision; and
  • a time frame for the Independent Review to be conducted, which should be within 3 months of the request.


Don't miss out, for further information please contact us on 0333 003 1909 or complete our Enquiry Form and a member of the team will contact you.


NHS Continuing Health Care Questionnaire

Click here to download our 'Online NHS Continuing Health Care Questionnaire'.
Let us assess your potential claim for NHS Continuing Care funding today.


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