CHC Full Form

What is the ‘CHC full form’?close up of hands writing with a pen

When people refer to the ‘CHC full form’ they probably mean the Decision Support Tool – also commonly referred to as the DST. This is the paperwork that must be completed by assessors during a Full Assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Assessors use the full form/DST to organise and record the evidence about the individual’s care needs into 12 areas or ‘domains’, which are:

·         Behaviour

·         Cognition

·         Psychological and emotional needs

·         Communication

·         Mobility

·         Nutrition – food and drink

·         Continence

·         Skin and tissue viability

·         Breathing

·         Drug therapies and medication

·         Altered states of consciousness

·         Other significant care needs

The assessment team then decide the person’s level of need across each domain – ranging from ‘No Needs’ to ‘High’, ‘Severe’ or ‘Priority’.

You can download a blank Decision Support Tool here and find out more about the CHC assessment process here.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to be well prepared for your CHC Full Assessment – read our top tips on how to prepare.