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NHS Continuing Healthcare Refunds: interest payments cost the NHS millions of pounds

July 25th, 2016 | CRB article

The Care Review Bureau re-visit the interest payment situation 2 years on from their last report January 2014 saw the Care Review Bureau report on the worrying situation of Continuing Healthcare refunds and associated interest payments costing the NHS millions of pounds.  In a recent review of the situation the Care Review Bureau found that, […]

Warwickshire family receive refund of over £100,000 from NHS for wrongly paid Continuing Healthcare fees.

June 13th, 2016 | CRB Article

Care Review Bureau overturn Clinical Commissioning Group funding decision. A family from Warwickshire have recently been successful in pursuing a retrospective claim for NHS Continuing Healthcare after an NHS Local Resolution Panel overturned a decision by the Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) not to award Continuing Healthcare funding to a gravely ill patient. Darren Loud, […]

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 […]