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In these pages we explain how NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) applies the national policy on NHS continuing healthcare and funded nursing care, for adults.  There is a separate process for children's continuing healthcare and you can find information on this below.

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Covid-19 update - reinstatement of assessments - September 2020

To be eligible for continuing healthcare, patients have to be assessed by a team of healthcare professionals who recommend whether the patient meets the criteria for funding.

Due to the covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, in March 2020, the government suspended the CHC process so that NHS could move staff to frontline care. During this time, instead of having a CHC assessment, anyone discharged from hospital with an identified health need has been given NHS covid funding for care as appropriate. This was replicated in the community (for those outside of a hospital setting).

The government has told us that the NHS continuing health care assessments now have to be reinstated on 1 September 2020. Please see here for the full details.

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section of our website, we provide information for patients about assessments for continuing healthcare.  It also contains links to other websites that we think you might find useful. Further information can be found here.

What is NHS Continuing Healthcare and Funded Nursing Care and how can I apply for it?

In Sheffield we aim to ensure that fair and consistent decisions are made for all people when they are being assessed for NHS continuing healthcare and funded nursing care. Further information can be found here.

How will I be assessed for Continuing Healthcare?

On this page we describe how the decisions are made when a person is assessed for continuing healthcare. Further information can be found here.

What about Children’s Continuing Healthcare?

NHS continuing care is support provided for children and young people under 18 who need a tailored package of care because of their disability, an accident or illness. Further information can be found here.

Contact the Sheffield Continuing Healthcare Team

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Information for Health and Social Care Staff

This page is designed for health and social care staff, involved in assessing or caring for people who may be eligible for continuing healthcare.  It provides links to tools and guidance documents, to assist with this work. Further information can be found here.

Alphabetical List of Contents

Guidance and forms for use by health and social care staff can be found on this pageFurther information can be found here.


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