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Closing the NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment process for cases during 2004-2012

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Sir David Nicholson has written to NHS colleagues to inform them of the introduction of deadlines for individuals or their families and representatives.

Sir David Nicholson has written to NHS colleagues to inform them of the introduction of deadlines for individuals or their families and representatives wishing to request an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare for cases during the period April 2004 to March 2012.  The deadlines are relevant to cases from the following time periods:

  • For cases during the period 1st April 2004 - 31st March 2011 the deadline for individuals or their families and representatives to notify the relevant PCT will be 30th September 2012
  • For cases during the period 1st April 2011 - 31st March 2012 the deadline for individuals or their families and representatives to notify the relevant PCT will be 31st March 2013

Further information is available in the dear colleague letter, that has been issued today, which also includes a document on FAQs.