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Eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare funding guidance

The Department of Health has published guidance on time limits for requesting a review of a decision on NHS Continuing Healthcare funding.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The guidance applies to time limits starting from 1 April 2012 for individuals or their families and representatives to request a review of an eligibility decision for NHS continuing healthcare funding by the local primary care trust (PCT) or responsible NHS body at a local level.

These limits will only apply to eligibility decisions notified after 1 April 2012 and not before. Individuals will be informed of these timeframes. guidance should be provided locally on how individuals need to be informed of their rights in order to seek a review of an eligibility decision.

This guidance and frequently asked questions, explains the new time frames strategic health authorities and primary care trusts need to adhere to.

Published 15 March 2012