Organisational guidance from CHC experts

Beacon is frequently invited to contribute to national NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) policy development and local delivery development. We also review information resources about CHC produced by public and third sector organisations.

We have been actively engaged by NHS England in the Strategic Improvement Programme. During the update to the National Framework in 2017/18, Beacon led delivery of user focus groups on behalf of the Department of Health.

Other areas of consultancy have included:

  • We were part of the team writing the first national NHS CHC E-Learning programme; co-writing the Dispute Resolution module and reviewing others. We were also involved in re-writing the E-Learning modules in 2016 and supported NHS England with the 2018 update.
  • We have supported individual CCGs to write local policy and procedural documents, and reviewed public information literature and correspondence templates.
  • We have conducted independent audits of multidisciplinary verification panels to ensure robustness and consistency in decision-making.
  • Our Managing Director has been a guest speaker at the Westminster Briefing on the future of CHC and was invited by NHS England to sit on the interview panel for Independent Review Panel Chair appointments in 2014.
  • We managed an information resource research study for NHSE (2018) looking at quality of information in national arena on CCG websites and literature, mystery shopping, with survey and focus groups across country.
  • We reviewed and advised on amendments to a CHC guide produced by the Motor Neuron Disease Association.
  • We were invited to give evidence to the Public Accounts Committee’s inquiry into CHC in 2017.
  • We are managing a public consultation for NHS Oxfordshire’s Equity and Choice policy (2019).
  • We are members of the Department of Health and Social Care’s CHC stakeholder group.

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