Beacon Nhs Continuing Healthcare Information & Advice Service
Beacon is working in partnership with NHS England to provide a free and independent service to people in England who need information and advice about NHS Continuing Healthcare. NHS Continuing Healthcare is a package of care some people need to receive as a result of disability, accident or illness. People who meet the eligibility requirements have the full cost of their care and accommodation funded by the NHS. To find out if you or your relative/friend may be eligible you can ask your GP, social worker or another health or social care professional for a 'Checklist assessment'. This is the first stage in the assessment process. Alternatively you can contact your local Clinical Commissioning Group (visit www.nhs.uk and search for 'services near you'). The Beacon service is supported by a consortia of leading voluntary sector organisations including Age UK, Parkinson's UK and the Spinal Injuries Association. A navigational toolkit tells you everything you need to know about NHS Continuing Healthcare, how to apply, how to make sure you are assessed correctly, and how to appeal if you disagree with your eligibility decision. You can can Beacon on 0345 548 0300 to arrange a free telephone or Skype consultation with a trained adviser who can help you to: − Request a referral and contribute effectively to your assessment − Know your rights at each stage of assessment and care planning − Understand the eligibility criteria − Have the confidence to navigate the appeal process
Caters for the following age groups0 months To 99 years
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