Aims and objectives of service

We assess patients who have been identified as likely to be eligible for continuing healthcare, or who are placed in a nursing home and are eligible for receipt of funded nursing care. We review patients who receive fully funded continuing healthcare, including fast track funding, joint funded care packages, or funded nursing care and case managed patients in receipt of NHS funded care.

Service description

Some people with long-term complex health needs qualify for free social care arranged and funded solely by the NHS. This is known as NHS continuing healthcare.
NHS continuing healthcare can be provided in a variety of settings outside hospital, such as in your own home or in a care home.

To be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare, you must be assessed by a team of healthcare professionals. The team will look at all your care needs and relate them to:

  • what help you need
  • how complex your needs are
  • how intense your needs can be
  • how unpredictable they are, including any risks to your health if the right care isn't provided at the right time

We work with Hospitals, Mental Health and Learning Disability Trusts, providers of care - such as care homes and agencies - local authorities, GPs and community nursing teams to come to a decision.

Population covered

Registered population of NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (i.e. registered with a City GP regardless of home address). Children under the age of 17 are excluded from this service.

For more information contact the service directly on 0115 883 4720.