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  • Public engagement opportunity with the PHSO February 2, 2024
    The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) is looking for people to join them and input into one of two in-person ‘Dilemma Cafes’. The cafes will take place on the afternoons of 13 March (Manchester) and 20 March (London), and those attending will be asked to share their unique perspectives, opinions and views to help ...
  • What is an NHS CHC assessment for a Previously Unassessed Period of Care (PUPoC)? December 12, 2023
    Image courtesy of the Centre for Ageing Better age-positive image library If you think you should have been considered for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding but were not, it may be possible to request a retrospective review of these ‘previously unassessed periods of care’ (PUPoC) and receive a reimbursement of these costs. An assessment may be ...
  • Applying for an NHS CHC assessment for a Previously Unassessed Period of Care (PUPoC) – tips and advice December 12, 2023
    Image courtesy of In-Press Photography via the Centre for Ageing Better age-positive image library If you think you should have been considered for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding but were not, it may be possible to request a retrospective assessment of these ‘previously unassessed periods of care’ (PUPoCs) and receive a reimbursement of these costs. An ...
  • 2023 updates to PUPoC policy guidelines – what’s new? December 12, 2023
    This week the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) released updated policy guidelines which aim to help those submitting requests for retrospective Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding by making clearer the application process from start to finish, and improving consistency in the way these applications are dealt with. The guidelines have been produced with input ...
  • Terminology adjustment to paragraph 59 of the National Framework November 14, 2023
    Recently the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) made an adjustment to the terminology of paragraph 59 of the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare (NF). The new version of paragraph 59 states: The old version of paragraph 59 was as follows: While this amendment potentially does not change the core meaning of the section of the ...