Guidance

National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care

This guidance sets out the principles and processes of the National Framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care.

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The national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care sets out the principles and processes for determining eligibility. The associated tools (a checklist, decision support tool and fast track pathway tool), which are designed to help clinicians and practitioners with the decision making process, have also been revised accordingly.

NHS continuing healthcare is an ongoing package of health and social care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS where an individual is found to have a ‘primary health need’. Such care is provided to an individual aged 18 or over, to meet needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness.

The documents are provided in word format for use by those involved in the assessment process for NHS continuing healthcare.

Published 28 November 2012
Last updated 9 June 2016 + show all updates
  1. A question has been added to the decision support tool to find out if its completed while the individual concerned is in an acute hospital setting.
  2. Added delayed discharges directions
  3. National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care (Revised November 2012): Equality Analysis document added.
  4. First published.