Continuing Healthcare (CHC)
Anyone over 18 years old in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) with a Primary Health Need will be eligible for NHS “continuing healthcare” (CHC) funded support. If not, “funded nursing care” may be available to anyone in care homes. For greater choice over how their health and care needs are met, continuing healthcare recipients may like to consider a personal health budget.
Email us: [email protected]
Write to us: BLMK CCG, Continuing Healthcare Department, Capability House, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Beds MK45 4HR
Booklets and documents
If you need any downloadable booklets, leaflets and documents, please scroll to the bottom of the page. This includes the Fast Track pathway tool, a brief guide to CHC and Funded Nursing Care, the Decision Support Tool, the National Framework, Personal Health Budgets and BLMK CHC Operational policy.
‘Continuing Care’ is the provision of care in the community for a person aged 18 years or over to meet a physical or mental health need that has arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness. ‘NHS Continuing Healthcare’ means a package of continuing care arranged and funded solely by the NHS to meet a person’s health and social needs within the resources available.
Find out more about what NHS Continuing Healthcare and Funded Nursing Care is. The video below was produced by NHS England and explains the framework and process for continuing healthcare [26 minutes long].
The Q&A below provides further detail about these services and how to apply.