NHS Continuing Healthcare

Overview

The course will give learners an overview of Continuing Healthcare (CHC) including the processes of referral, assessment, service provision, review and appeal. It is aimed at those people who need to be able to support an individual who may be in need of Continuing Healthcare. It includes links to the relevant assessment tools and guidance and so can also be used as a resource by those who are involved in CHC assessments.

Audience

This course is for anyone who wants to understand the processes involved in Continuing Healthcare assessment, including:

  •  Social Care staff in adult services
  •  Healthcare staff supporting people who might need CHC
  •  Staff in CCGs who want an introduction to CHC
  •  Managers of care homes and domiciliary services who want to understand how CHC can help those they support

    About this course

    This course is a good introduction to the subject of Continuing Healthcare, but it can also be used as a resource by those who are already familiar with CHC.  It is split into two modules:

  •  What is Continuing Healthcare
  •  After the Assessment
  • The first module includes an overview of CHC and information about how assessments are made, including links to all the relevant documents.

    The second module explores what happens after the assessment, including the provision of services and direct payments.  It also covers the options available to those who are not eligible for CHC, for example, NHS-funded Nursing Care and the appeals process.

    Upon successful completion of all five modules you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.

    Objectives

    In this course you will learn:

  •  What Continuing Healthcare is
  •  How eligibility for CHC is assessed
  •  Who does the assessments for CHC
  •  Who is responsible for service provision
  •  How personal health budgets can be used
  •  About the review process
  •  When a person might be eligible for NHS-funded Nursing Care
  •  About the appeals process
  •  When children can be assessed for CHC
  •  About transition to adulthood

    Content

    Some of the topics covered are:

    What Continuing Healthcare is; where CHC can be provided; who might be eligible for CHC; determining eligibility for CHC; the assessment process; service provision, personal health budgets; reviews; NHS-funded Nursing Care; appeals; continuing care for children; transition