Folder NHS Continuing Healthcare Consultation (May 2015)


NHS Continuing Healthcare Consultation

Mid Essex CCG has commissioned Enable East to run a consultation on its behalf on proposals regarding how NHS continuing healthcare (sometimes also known or referred to as CHC) is provided at home.

We have produced three options for the future of NHS continuing healthcare at home and want to gather as many views as possible on how you think we can provide continuing healthcare in a safe and sustainable way in the future.

The consultation will run from Monday 11th May until Sunday 5th July 2015.

What is NHS continuing healthcare (CHC)?

Established nationally in 2007, NHS continuing healthcare refers to a package of care given to adults who need complex care as a result of disability, accident or illness.

It can be provided in any setting including a care home, residential/nursing or the person’s own home.

We’ve produced a short video to help explain what CHC is and what the consultation is all about. View it here

Why are you proposing a change in local policy for NHS continuing healthcare?

In 2013/14, Mid Essex CCG spent £15 million of its £400 million budget on NHS continuing healthcare. This rose to £23 million in 2014/15 and demand continues to increase. We need to look at how we provide CHC at home so we can make sure we do not have to make more difficult decisions in the future.

We want to continue providing CHC to those who need it. We want to make sure patients who receive CHC get the safest care we can provide.

However, we also have to look at how we make the service more sustainable without compromising on the health needs of all 380,000 patients who use local NHS services.

To view the consultation document and the outcomes to the consultation please view the documents section below.