Reintroduction of NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) – Guidance

New guidance has been published to support the reintroduction of NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Local Authorities from 1 September 2020.

The new guidance document sets out how CCGs, working with local authorities, reintroduce NHS CHC assessment processes and how this aligns to the introduction of a maximum of 6 weeks of funded health and care recovery and support services after discharge from hospital. It also addresses the deferred assessments from the period of 19 March – 31 August 2020.