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NHS Continuing Healthcare
What is Continuing Healthcare?
NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is a free package of health and social care which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals who have on-going primary health needs.
You can get CHC funding in any setting including your own home or a care/residential home. You cannot get CHC funding if you are in hospital.
CHC funding is managed and assessed by Bury NHS. It has a dedicated CHC Team.
You or your family can request NHS Bury to carry out a initial assessment to see if you screen in for a full assessment for CHC. To request an initial assessment contact either the CHC Team on 0161- 762-3119/3198 or the Bury Council Customer Contact Center - the number is in the 'contact us' on the top right of this page.
Please see the downloads below and other pages for information and help on how to apply for CHC funding.
Deadlines for assessment of eligibility for NHS CHC funding for cases during the period 2004-2012
On the 15 March 2012, the Department of Health announced the introduction of deadlines for individuals to request an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding for the period 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2012.
The deadlines apply to previously un-assessed periods of care, which occurred in the following time periods:
Period - 1 April 2004 - 30 September 2007, deadline 30 September 2012.
Period - 1 October 2007 - 31 March 2011, deadline 30 September 2012.
Period - 1 April 2011 - 31 March 2011, deadline 31 March 2013.
If you think this affects you or a family member or require any further information on the process, please contact the Continuing Healthcare Team at NHS Bury on 0161-762-3119 or 0161 762 3198.
Where available website links are on right hand side of this page.
NHS Bury Tel: 0161-762-3100, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bury CHC Team (Complex Care Team) Tel: 0161-762-3119/3198
Bury Council Customer Contact Centre Tel 0161-253-5151
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) Tel: 0800-328-3166, email: email@example.com
Bury Carers Centre Tel: 0161-763-4867, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age UK Tel: 0800-169-65-65
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities Tel: 020-7003-1100, email: email@example.com
Bury Citizens Advice Bureau Tel: 0844-826-9320
Alzheimers Society Tel: 0845-300-0336, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Benefits and Attendance Allowance helpline Tel: 08457-123456
Dept of Health Tel: 020-7210-4850
NHS Direct Tel: 0845-46-47
Office of the Public Guardian Tel: 0845-330-2900
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Tel: 0345-015-4033
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