NHS Continuing Healthcare deadline approaches February 18th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Deadline for requests for assessments of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding for cases during the period 1 April 2011 to 31 March 2012 On 15 March 2012, the Department of Health announced the introduction of deadlines for new cases which require assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) funding. NHS CHC is care provided over an extended period of time to meet physical or mental health needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness. NHS CHC funding is only provided where an individual has a primary health need and requires long term healthcare, as opposed to social or residential care. The deadline applies to previously un-assessed periods of care, which occurred in the following time period: Time Period 1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012 Deadline 31 March 2013 The deadline for the time period from 1 April 2004 – 31 March 2011 was 30 September 2012 and is now closed. Individuals should contact the CHC Eligibility Review Team on 0151 244 4188 for further information on how to notify NHS Sefton of a request for assessment of eligibility. This notification should be given within the deadlines above. Some cases may be accepted after the dates outlined above if there are exceptional circumstances for doing so. Visit the Department of Health’s website for a list of frequently asked questions about CHC funding: http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2011/11/continuing-healthcare-faqs/ Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!