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Health & Community Care Update

Posted on: 14/04/2020

What is NHS Funded Care?

As a lay person without experience or knowledge of the health and social care system, understanding the terminology used to describe forms of NHS funded care can be daunting.
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Can I Challenge the Withdrawal of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding?

Securing a package of NHS funded care (i.e. non-means tested, free) or NHS Continuing Healthcare does not mean that the NHS will fully fund the cost of meeting all of an individual’s or a loved one’s needs for care, support and accommodation indefinitely.
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Challenging the withdrawal of NHS funded care: A case study

Whilst the statistics, reported by NHS England, demonstrate the real difficulties in succeeding when it comes to challenging the withdrawal of NHS Continuing Healthcare funding; approaching the appeals process in a planned, forensic and structured way makes a big difference to the likely outcome of your challenge. View full article

NHS Continuing Healthcare for Financial Advisors

In the autumn, the Financial Times reported on the risk of litigation if a financial advisor fails to consider NHS Continuing Healthcare when advising on the purchase of a care fees annuity.
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COVID-19: Guidance on Hospital Discharge, NHS Continuing Healthcare & the Implications on Funding Care

Late last week, the Department for Health and Social Care published the COVID-19 Hospital Discharge guidance (‘Guidance’).View full article

Coronavirus Act 2020

Late on Wednesday, the Coronavirus Act 2020 was passed. The Act is effective immediately save for the changes to Local Authority funded care until the review clause is invoked.View full article

Coronavirus Act 2020 & other Key Changes: What do they mean for Providers?

Over the last 2 weeks, life within the UK has changed for everyone as a result of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the resulting measures which have been implemented. However, it is the health and social care sector which is on the front line, facing unprecedented challenges.

The Coronavirus Act 2020: An Update on Local Authority & NHS Funded Care

This article explains in more detail the implications on accessing Local Authority & NHS Funded Care for Adults in light of the Coronavirus Regulations and Care Act Easements Guidance for Local Authorities. View full article

 The Coronavirus Act 2020 Webinars in collaboration with the Brain Injury Group

In collaboration with the Brain Injury Group, Lester Aldridge has produced a series of webinars explaining the implications of the new legislation, regulation and guidance for anyone seeking to access education, health and social care during the Coronavirus emergency period, with a particular focus on those affected by brain injury. View webinars

Coronavirus Act 2020 Webinar in collaboration with Dorset Children’s Foundation

As a Trustee of the Dorset Children’s Foundation, and a Community Care Specialist, James Pantling-Skeet recently provided a short webinar to explain to families the implications of the Coronavirus Act 2020, associated Regulations and Government Guidance for accessing children’s education, health and social care during the Coronavirus emergency period.

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