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  • ‘A welcome spotlight on issues, but CCG accountability is vital’. Our response to Ombudsman’s report on Continuing Healthcare November 4, 2020
    The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) today released a report Continuing Healthcare: Getting it right first time based on their findings from Continuing Healthcare1 (CHC) cases brought to them and resolved in the last three years. In response to the report, Dan Harbour, Managing Director of Beacon CHC, said: “Over the past few years, we’ve heard from ...
  • Our response to crowdfunding campaign for a judicial review into CHC October 16, 2020
    With the support of a professional legal team, retired Rear Admiral Philip Mathias is preparing to launch a judicial review of the Government and NHS England, over the Continuing Healthcare system. On his crowdfunding page he says: “I am now taking legal action against the Government and NHS England to expose the scandal and to ...
  • Beware misleading guarantees in CHC casework July 24, 2020
    Callers to our helpline this week have told us that a Continuing Healthcare firm is claiming guaranteed success in CHC appeal casework. This is shamefully misleading and we urge people to think very carefully before proceeding with any firm that makes such claims, while asking for fees upfront. We understand some people will be very tempted ...
  • Coronavirus, NHS Continuing Healthcare, and Beacon March 18, 2020
    The impact of coronavirus on NHS Continuing Healthcare During this worrying and unprecedented time, all of us at Beacon are doing our utmost to carry on supporting, informing and advising our callers and clients as they go through the Continuing Healthcare system. The nature of COVID-19 (coronavirus) makes it particularly concerning for people already in poor ...
  • Six-month deadline reinstated for appeals, closing an unfair loophole February 7, 2020
    It has been confirmed that people in England are entitled to six months to decide to appeal an eligibility decision for NHS Continuing Healthcare. The Department of Health and Social Care have today confirmed that this is the national guidance that every Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) should adhere to. The six-month timescale has been reinstated for the ...