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  • The National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare has been updated – our response March 6, 2018 On Friday 2 March the Department of Health and Social Care published a revised National Framework for Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and NHS-funded Nursing Care. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have until October 2018 to adopt the new rules. Dan Harbour, Managing Director of Beacon, and the national Information and Advice Service for NHS CHC, said: “CHC packages can make a ...
  • Beacon and Continuing Healthcare Alliance welcome frank report from parliamentary committee January 17, 2018 The Public Accounts Committee has today (Wednesday 17 January 2018) issued a report that makes recommendations to improve the NHS Continuing Healthcare system. Responding to the report, Matina Loizou, Chair of the Continuing Healthcare Alliance (of which Beacon is a member) said:  “This report is a victory for so many vulnerable, unwell people in England who have ...
  • More concerns raised about Continuing Healthcare in the East Midlands September 22, 2017 In response to a story reported in the Health Service Journal on 20 September 2017 ‘CSU blunder leads to hundreds of missed continuing healthcare alerts’ Dan Harbour, Managing Director of Beacon, said: “Last week, a report by the BBC’s Inside Out East programme raised concerns about the integrity of the patient assessment process at the large commissioning ...
  • New report sounds warning bells for NHS Continuing Healthcare July 5, 2017 The National Audit Office (NAO) has today published an investigation into NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding. This was partly prompted by the receipt of more than 100 complaints from members of the public about the CHC process in England since February 2016. We were pleased to be invited to give evidence as part of the ...
  • Free advice service goes from strength to strength June 9, 2017 In October 2016, NHS England renewed our contract as the lead provider of the Information and Advice Service for people needing help to navigate NHS Continuing Healthcare, which we set up in 2015. The expert advice provided by our service has helped thousands of people to understand the complexities of the criteria, prepare for assessment ...

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