Professional CHC Training

Accredited CHC training

Beacon has a strong track record in delivering professional training to increase organisational understanding and capability in every aspect of the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC).

We hold a 2018 NHS England accreditation in ‘Training the Trainer’

Organisations that commission our training packages include:

  • Integrated Care Boards
  • Local authorities
  • Charities
  • NHS Trusts
  • Private businesses
  • Financial organisations

Tailored content to meet your needs

Training content is designed around your organisation’s particular needs. We begin by providing a comprehensive guide to the most common subject areas, to help you think about which would be the most useful to your team. We’ll then talk this through with you to understand your particular needs, challenges and focus, before developing your tailored training agenda.

Training can range from a series of one-hour presentations to intensive two-day events. One or more half-day workshops are what most of our clients prefer.

We can cover any topic to do with Continuing Healthcare. Here are some examples:

  • Introduction to NHS Continuing Healthcare
  • The National Framework 2022 (including key updates)
  • Key principles of assessment and decision-making, including well managed need, with examples
  • How ICBs should engage the individual and their representative effectively to promote confidence and empower them to contribute effectively
  • Checklist process and best practice and sample exercise
  • Decision Support Tool / full consideration of needs assessment process – best practice with examples
  • Detailed examination of eligibility criteria and the Coughlan test
  • Detailed domain-by-domain study of the DST with practical examples
  • Care planning and case management
  • Dispute resolution between agencies
  • Robust information and evidence-gathering
  • How Section 117 interacts with CHC
  • Transition from Children’s Continuing Care

Track record

Beacon has been commissioned to deliver expert training to a large number of organisations, including:

  • Brighton CCG
  • Hastings and Rother CCG and social care professionals
  • Croydon social care team
  • Medway CCG
  • Stockport social care team
  • NHS England (part of personal health budget training)
  • Independent Financial Advisors
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • Man Group
  • Havens Hospices
  • Muscular Dystrophy UK
  • St James’ Place
  • Isle of Wight Council
  • Darlington Local Authority
  • Ealing Council
  • Westminster City Council
  • South Gloucestershire Council
  • Motor Neurone Disease Association
  • Legal & General
  • Southampton City Council
  • Wirral Council

We continually deliver upskilling presentations to third sector groups and financial advisors.

“The excellent training provided to us in Ealing Adult Social Care…has truly enabled us to successfully support very vulnerable clients to receive the healthcare to which they have been entitled” – Jan, Ealing Social Services

“Beacon provided a bespoke piece of training for a specific group of families accessing our service.  The training they provided was tailored precisely to the families’ needs, incorporated our specific requirements and was presented professionally and in a very accessible way.  The training was highly valued by our families and staff group alike” – Lauren, Havens Hospices

“Beacon provided training on NHS Continuing Healthcare to our information and advocacy team at our head office in London. They were keen to accommodate our team’s training needs, and made sure to tailor the training session around this. It was valuable to learn more about how to navigate the system and how to advise on people’s rights. As a team we now feel much more confident in responding to queries relating to continuing healthcare” – Jackie, Muscular Dystrophy UK

“We recently commissioned Beacon CHC to deliver in-person one-day ‘Understanding and Assessing CHC as ASC Practitioners’ workshops to our adult social care workforce. Our practitioners welcomed the legal oversight of the National Framework and the practical exercises undertaken throughout the session to apply this knowledge directly to the relevant documentation. Practitioners stated that they felt more confident in preparing CHC documentation and attending multi-disciplinary team meetings following the training day.  Our workforce appreciated Beacon’s ethos of person-centred advocacy, which aligns with the values of social care. Thank you for visiting us on the Wirral” – Karen (Professional Development and Talent Lead, Adult Care and Health Directorate), Wirral Council


If your organisation has an interest or involvement in NHS Continuing Healthcare, let us help you with a bespoke package of expert training. Email us at to find out how we can help.