On 21 November 2012 the NHS Confederation Community Health Services Forum published a briefing on NHS Continuing Healthcare.
It outlines the challenges and opportunities commissioners will need to consider as responsibilities change for assessing eligibility for CHC and commissioning it.
It sets out:
In particular it notes that arrangements need to be made for the provision of expert legal advice to frontline staff and managers regarding the correct implementation of the national framework and related legislation. We are currently delivering training to several clients on this topic and would be delighted to discuss this further with you whether you are in a CCG or part of a CSU.
Partner and Head of Health & Care