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Thousands of sick and disabled people waiting more than THREE YEARS for NHS financial help

April 11th, 2016 | Express

More than 15,000 people who applied for help from a little-known NHS fund for patients with chronic conditions have not been told whether they qualify for help, potentially leaving the Government with a £200million bill.The Continuing Healthcare fund is meant to meet the costs of cases such as catastrophic strokes, which can leave victims paralysed […]

Healthcare assessment of Sandwell’s vulnerable is “unacceptable” report claims

August 11th, 2015 | Halesowen News

A DAMNING report by a health watchdog concludes standards of healthcare assessments of vulnerable people in Sandwell are “unacceptable”. A catalogue of complaints from frail elderly people and carers of adults with learning disabilities highlights shortcomings in the eligibility process to pay for continuing healthcare (CHC) at home or in a care home or hospice. […]

Healthcare repayment delays ‘not good enough’

July 22nd, 2015 | BBC News

Work to clear a backlog of claims for the NHS to fund costs for ongoing health problems is “not good enough”. Darren Millar, chairman of the public accounts committee, said feedback suggests health boards have not put enough resources into resolving this. NHS Continuing Healthcare allows people with complex ongoing illnesses to apply for an […]

NHS Continuing Healthcare Refunds Process: why does it take so long?

May 15th, 2015 | CRB article

The Care Review Bureau poses the question in respect of the retrospective claims process for Continuing Healthcare. NHS Continuing Healthcare is a process that many people are unaware of and the Care Review Bureau has highlighted this point on numerous occasions and battled to raise its profile. Having established that many families have been paying […]

The Scandal of NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding

February 17th, 2015 | Huffington Post

There is an area of health care that the general public in England does not know much about and that our politicians would prefer to keep that way. Its only when you have a relative with a serious long term health condition that you discover the complex, unfair and inhumane system that you have to […]