Fast Track Assessment

Eligibility at the end of life

When an individual’s health is rapidly deteriorating – and when they are considered to be approaching the end of their life (known as a ‘terminal phase’) – they may be eligible for fast-tracked NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Fast track paperwork should be completed by a healthcare professional who is involved in the individual’s care and able to make a diagnosis and prognosis.

If they recommend that the person is fast-tracked for Continuing Healthcare – because they meet certain specified conditions – the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) should accept and process the request immediately.

You can download a blank Fast Track Tool here.

You can find more information about the Fast Track assessment in our free toolkit.

Due to a huge rise in demand for our free helpline, we have a backlog of enquiries. We are getting back to everyone as quickly as we can, but our response time for free advice is currently up to one week.

We are deeply sorry for this delay.

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