Continuing Healthcare

NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is a package of support funded by the NHS.
It helps care for a patient’s physical or mental health needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness.
Individuals assessed as having a certain level of care need may receive NHS Continuing Healthcare.
It is not dependent on a particular disease, diagnosis or condition, nor on who provides the care or where that care is provided.
If someone’s overall care needs show that the primary need is a health need, the person should be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare.
More information can be found at NHS Choices.

Anyone who thinks they, a relative or friend, may qualify for CHC should contact the Shropshire CCG Complex CareTeam on 01743 277531 or


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Useful Documents

Shropshire CCG CHC Local Resolution Process[pdf] 249KB
If an individual wants the outcome of a CHC funding eligibility assessment to be reviewed, this is the process that should be followed.

Decision Support Tool for NHS Continuing Healthcare [pdf] 778KB
To support practitioners in the application of the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-Funded Nursing Care.

Fast Track Pathway Tool for NHS Continuing Healthcare [pdf] 271KB
To be used when a clinician  considers a person should be fast tracked for NHS Continuing Healthcare.

To help practitioners identify people who need a full assessment for NHS continuing healthcare.