Beacon Featured on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health Programme Tonight – Tuesday 30th September, 9pm

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by Tim Saunders

Tonight’s BBC Inside Health programme will feature a discussion about the state of NHS continuing healthcare in England and Wales, including an interview with Beacon’s Managing Director, Dan Harbour. Presented by Dr. Mark Porter, the feature will focus on the difficulties experienced by many families in obtaining NHS funding for the long-term care of a loved-one, with contributions from people who have experienced the inefficiencies of the assessment system.

The programme will highlight growing concerns about delays in assessment timescales and discuss recent NHS statistics which show that seven years after the introduction of national guidance, eligibility for continuing healthcare remains a postcode lottery.

Inside Health is repeated on Wednesday 1st October at 3:30pm and will also be available to download directly from the BBC website. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04jk3rx

To find out more about the issues raised in tonight’s programme click on the links below to read our news articles:

If you or your friend/relative have been affected by any of the issues discussed in tonight’s programme and would like some advice about your situation, please call us on 0345 548 0300 or send us an email at enquiries@beaconchc.co.uk to schedule a surgery consultation with one of our advisers.

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