NHS Continuing Healthcare (18 yrs+)

For more information about NHS Continuing Care, including the process of arranging NHS continuing care for children and young people, what to do if there’s a dispute and the transition process for young people approaching adulthood, please visit the website below.

1.  Am I eligible for continuing healthcare?
To be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare, the person you look after must be assessed as having a "primary health need" and have a complex medical condition and substantial and on-going care needs.

Not everyone with a disability or long-term condition will be eligible. A decision about eligibility should usually be made within 28 days of an assessment being carried out.

2.  Where can I access continuing healthcare?
For more information on NHS continuing healthcare assessments and eligibility, disputes, refunds and NHS-funded nursing care please visit the NHS Continuing Care web page:


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Last updated: 15/07/2022

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