NHS continuing healthcare checklist

Screening tool to help identify individuals who may need a referral for a full assessment of eligibility for NHS continuing healthcare.



All staff completing the checklist need to be familiar with the principles of the national framework for continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care.

A form for completion by the referring clinician is included in the main guidance document. Accessible versions of the guidance and form are published alongside.

Published 1 March 2018
Last updated 27 October 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added HTML, PDF, Word and ODT versions of the guidance and referral form, including accessible versions.

  2. Updated to reflect changes to the national framework in 2022. Equalities monitoring questions brought in line with the latest NHS England patient level data set (launched in April 2022).

  3. First published.