Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Funding system failing people with continuing healthcare needs

Funding system failing people with continuing healthcare needs A new report says Government must take steps to improve complex process beset with delays and poor-quality assessments because care is compromised too often due to access to funding

NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) funding is intended to help some of the most vulnerable people in society, who have significant healthcare needs.

But too often people's care is compromised because no one makes them aware of the funding available, or helps them to navigate the hugely complicated process for accessing funding.

Those people that are assessed spend too long waiting to find out if they are eligible for funding, and to receive the essential care that they need. About one-third of assessments in 2015–16 took longer than 28 days. In some cases people have died whilst waiting for a decision. Public Accounts Select Committee

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