Step 2 - Continuing Healthcare (CHC)
NHS Continuing Healthcare is a package of care for adults over the age of 18 which is arranged and funded by the NHS. It is available for people who have a 'primary health need'. The process can sometimes be difficult to access for many people, yet it can make a tremendous difference in people's lives.
Some people can request and receive packages of care and support which are jointly arranged by the NHS and Local Authority. Advocates, especially those appointed under the Care Act regulations, can support eligible people through this process.
Health Education England has developed an online training programme to enhance and develop the knowledge and application of NHS Continuing Healthcare to everyone involved in the process.
The topics covered within the online course include the legal background to NHS Continuing Healthcare policy, high quality assessment and decision-making, dealing with disputes, and skills training for staff involved in NHS Continuing Healthcare.
We strongly recommend you complete this before returning to the hub for step 3.
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