Beacon Blog

Updates and commentary from the Beacon offices.

  • Five things you need to know about eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare January 31, 2023
    Eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare Thousands of people across the UK need to receive ongoing care due to disability, accident or illness. For those that are eligible, the NHS funds the full cost of this care. Sound simple? It’s not. The eligibility criteria are complex and nuanced, and their interpretation is open to disagreement. We help hundreds ...
  • We are hiring: Two exciting opportunities! January 25, 2023
    Beacon is currently recruiting for two exciting roles: Administration & Business Support Officer Specialist Adviser in Continuing Healthcare These are hybrid roles with excellent benefits. Click here for full details, closing dates and how to apply.
  • In detail: July 2022 updates to the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care November 11, 2022
    On 1 July 2022 an updated version of the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC) came into use. Read our article giving a short summary of these updates and explaining their impact. Below is a more detailed study of these changes. Transfer of statutory responsibilities to Integrated Care Boards The revised National Framework ...
  • Beacon speaks to the Motor Neurone Disease Association for their podcast on NHS Continuing Healthcare October 27, 2022
    This month our Managing Director Dan Harbour was pleased to speak to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) for their podcast, MND Matters. The episode (number 20 in the series) looks at NHS Continuing Healthcare and some of the complex issues surrounding it, including how to access it and what support is available throughout the process. The ...
  • Beacon overturns policy that left families unable to fight for funding June 17, 2022
    Earlier this year, we were alerted to a situation faced by two families who had contacted us for advice. Both callers – who were under the jurisdiction of the same Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – had loved ones who had been turned down for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding. Both wished to challenge the decision, but ...