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Which? Reports Continuing Healthcare Funding is a ‘postcode lottery’

Care patients are being hit with large bills because of a postcode lottery for NHS funding, a consumer group says.Which? said people can be “25 times more likely to get their costs covered depending on where they live”.It found South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) paid social care costs for 8.78 patients per 50,000 people […]

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New (revised) National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare

The revised National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care October 2018 (Revised) has now been published (Published March 2018).It comes into effect on 1st October 2018 and contains an additional 27 pages more than the 2012 version.View the document here; National Framework for Continuing Healthcare 2018The 2018 National Framework is intended to: […]

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NHS England has issued new guidance to CCGs regarding hospital discharge and Continuing Healthcare assessments.

Watch out for more pressure on families to get relatives out of hospital!If you have a relative in hospital and they need ongoing care, you may soon come under even greater pressure to get them out before the proper NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments in hospital have taken place.NHS England has issued new guidance to CCGs regarding […]

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Care home fees: the scandal of secret mark-ups

Figures compiled for the Telegraph show those who pay for their own care are paying 13pc above the ‘real cost’. The widening gap between the actual cost of providing a place in a care home and the fees charged to those who pay for themselves is clear in figures published by the Telegraph today, which […]

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Surge in numbers of elderly put in care homes after Christmas

Elderly people are far more likely to be put into a care home after Christmas, research finds. Care Home Funding Advocates reports on the Telegraphs news story today that elderly people are far more likely to be put into a care home after spending times with their families over Christmas, research has found. Data held […]

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