Beacon Blog

Updates and commentary from the Beacon offices.

  • Celebrating 75 years of the NHS – reflections from the Beacon team July 7, 2023
    This week marks the 75th anniversary of the NHS. Members of the Beacon team reflect on personal experiences, the concept of a public healthcare system, and the people who work tirelessly within this unique institution.   Dan Harbour, Managing Director: “The NHS care my family received when going through two pregnancies and deliveries was fantastic, timely and caring. Likewise ...
  • Ensuring the best chance of an accurate CHC Assessment May 12, 2023
    Image courtesy of Peter Kindersley via the Centre for Ageing Better age-positive image library The NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Assessment, sometimes known as the Full Assessment, is a detailed appraisal of your care needs, which uses a form called the Decision Support Tool (DST) to decide if you are eligible to receive NHS Continuing Healthcare funding. A Full ...
  • The Essential Guide to getting assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding: Part 2 February 22, 2023
    Part 2: The Full Assessment of Need Getting assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding can seem complicated and confusing, so we have written an essential guide to help you through. Read Part 1 of The Essential Guide to find out when and how you can request a Checklist assessment, what it entails, and what happens next. ...
  • The Essential Guide to getting assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding: Part 1 February 22, 2023
    Part 1: The Screening Checklist Getting assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding can seem complicated and confusing, so we have written an essential guide to help you through. For most people, the first step in getting assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding is a screening stage where a health or social care professional evaluates your needs ...
  • Beacon speaks to BBC Radio Berkshire about eligibility rates in Continuing Healthcare January 31, 2023
    On Tuesday 31 January Managing Director of Beacon Dan Harbour appeared on the Andrew Peach breakfast show on BBC Radio Berkshire. Dan spoke to the BBC for their piece on the complexities of NHS Continuing Healthcare and eligibility for it across the country. The BBC also spoke to Mark Entwisle about his experience with the system in ...