Challenging NHS Continuing Health Care Decisions - The Issues & Options Considered
With NHS England announcing its intention to make savings of £885 million in NHS Continuing Health Care by 2021, it will become increasingly difficult to ensure that clients with complex health needs are found eligible for NHS funding and to secure adequate commissioned care for those who are found eligible.
Despite the revised National Framework (October 2018) appearing to promise transparency and consistency in assessments and decision-making, NHS England’s own data shows a continual downward trend in the number of people found or remaining eligible for non-Fast Tracked NHS CHC. Securing or retaining an award of NHS CHC is valuable for clients because it results in non-means tested funding for care at home or in a care home setting. However fewer than 55,000 adults in England are currently assessed as eligible. NHS England data reveals that only 1 in 5 local appeals are successful.
This webinar, aimed at private client advisors and those working in Professional Deputy and Court of Protection teams, will guide you through the issues that should be considered when considering state funding options for your clients and when to challenge NHS CHC funding decisions.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- The distinction between healthcare needs and social care needs - which cases to fight
- When & where your client should be assessed for NHS CHC eligibility
- Top tips to evidence your client’s eligibility for NHS CHC
- Strategies to use at Local Resolution and / or NHS England IRP
- After the successful application /appeal: how to retain CHC eligibility
- How to challenge the CCG’s inadequate commissioned care and support package
This webinar was recorded on 9th October 2019