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NHS Continuing Care

NHS Continuing Care is a package of care provided outside hospital to people who have ongoing healthcare needs. This package is funded by a person’s local NHS Primary Care Trust or PCT and is there to offer assistance to people who require care provided by health professionals over an extended period of time. These needs are likely to be complex, serious and long term, caused by a disability or chronic illness, or following hospital treatment.

There is also ‘fast track continuing care’ which meets the cost associated with a terminal illness.

Eligibility means that if you remain in your own home the NHS will pay for healthcare, including any personal care and if you are in a care home, as well as meeting the cost of your healthcare needs, the NHS will pay for your care home fees.

Continuing Care is not means tested, so the size or nature of the estate of the person concerned is irrelevant.

To be eligible for continuing care, a person must be assessed as having a primary healthcare need, which is not the sort of need that a local authority might be reasonably expected to provide for. As such, that person might have a complex medical condition requiring high intensity and or specialised nursing support. It does not necessarily follow that one condition, of its own, is required to be present to give rise to such a high level of need. There can be multiple conditions, requiring a high level of support across a number of disciplines which can still give rise to a primary healthcare need.

Rix & Kay regularly advise clients on how to apply for NHS Continuing Care and even assist with the sometimes difficult and frustrating process that the Primary Care Trust can put the family through. We assist in appealing decisions and, to date, have saved clients thousands of pounds in unnecessary care fees.

Your most convenient Rix & Kay office.

Ashford Office
Suite 4c, Third Floor,
International House, Dover Place
Ashford, Kent, TN23 1HU

Tel: 01233 225660
Fax: N/A

Brighton & Hove Office
7 The Drive
Brighton & Hove

Tel: 01273 329797
Fax: 01273 324082
DX: 59257 Hove

Seaford Office
26 Sutton Park Road
Seaford, East Sussex
BN25 1QU


Sevenoaks Office
16 South Park
TN13 1AN

Tel: 01732 440855
Fax: 01732 440854
DX: 30025 Sevenoaks

Uckfield Office
The Courtyard
River Way
Uckfield, East Sussex
TN22 1SL

Tel: 01825 761555
Fax: 01825 764172
DX: 133963 Uckfield 2

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