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Continuing Care/Healthcare

NHS continuing healthcare is free care outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS. It is only available for people who need ongoing healthcare and meet the eligibility criteria described below. NHS continuing healthcare is sometimes called fully funded NHS care.

NHS continuing healthcare can be provided in any setting, including a care home, hospice or the home of the person concerned. If someone in a care home gets NHS continuing healthcare, it will cover their care home fees, including the cost of accommodation, personal care and healthcare costs.

If NHS continuing healthcare is provided in the home of the person concerned, it will cover personal care and healthcare costs.

To be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare, the person concerned must be assessed as having a "primary health need" and have a complex medical condition and substantial and ongoing care needs.


External links

For further information go to the NHS choices website