Continuing Health Care (CHC)

NHS Continuing Health Care (CHC) provides healthcare for patients with long term and continuing health conditions. CHC is a package of care for adults aged 18 and above which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS.

In order to receive NHS CHC funding individuals have to be assessed by their Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) according to a legally prescribed decision making process to determine whether the individual has a ‘primary health need’.This process is set out in the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS funded Nursing Care (Revised 2018).

Details about NHS CHC funding can be found on the NHS England website here

Further information is available to download in an easy read document here

The Department of Health and Social Care has produced a helpful public information leaflet

There is also a guide you can download here

Age UK has also produced a factsheet on CHC, which you can read here

You can also watch a short film from NHS England which explains in more detail what CHC is:

If you would like further details on how to request an assessment for CHC, please contact the CHC Team:

If you want to know how to appeal a decision regarding CHC, you can read our “Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care Appeal Policy” here

Then following contact details may also be helpful:

Doncaster Council Adult Social Care
Telephone Number: 01302 737391

Doncaster Council Safeguarding Adults
Telephone: Emergency out of hours number: 01302 796000

For general information, advice and guidance about safeguarding adults call the safeguarding adults unit on: (01302) 737063

To report a crime to the police use the following numbers:

In an emergency: 999
Non-emergency: 101