Continuing Health Care

Continuing Health Care is an arrangement equivalent to CCC for people over the age of 18 years but is slightly different. To be eligible for NHS Continuing Health Care a person must be assessed by a multi-disciplinary team of health care professionals who will look at the individual's care needs and relate them to:

  • What help is needed.
  • How complex the person's needs are.
  • How intense those needs can be.
  • How unpredictable the needs are, including any risk to the individual's health of the right care is not provided in a timely manner.

Eligibility does not rely on diagnosis of any given condition but rather on an individual's needs. Everyone is re-assessed annually to a person may cease to be eligible if their condition has improved.

In County Durham assessments for CHC are carried out by the North of England Commissioning Support Unit on behalf of North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System.

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Continuing Health Care

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