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  • Unacceptable Delays in Continuing Healthcare Assessments September 1, 2014
    Beacon are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact that delays in completing continuing healthcare assessments are having on some of the most vulnerable people in our society. For most people there are three stages of assessment; checklist (screening), full multidisciplinary assessment, and a decision by the Clinical Commissioning Group. The full assessment process should take no ...
  • Your Entitlement to a Personal Health Budget June 4, 2014
    As of October 2014 every person who is eligible for continuing healthcare should be offered a personal health budget. The aim of giving people (or their representatives) their own budgets to manage is to promote genuine choice and control over how your assessed care needs are met by providing you with the flexibility to choose your ...
  • How to Prepare for an NHS Continuing Healthcare Assessment – Our Top Tips May 29, 2014
    To find out if you are eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, you must be assessed by a team of health and social care professionals who are knowledgeable about your care needs. We know it can be a complex and nerve-wracking process, so we’ve put together some handy hints to help you prepare. By arriving at the assessment with ...
  • Age UK Oxfordshire Endorse Beacon April 19, 2014
    Over the past ten years Age UK Oxfordshire has provided a free independent specialist information, advice, advocacy and active casework service for individuals and their representatives within Oxfordshire who have received an NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) assessment. This service is open to anybody entering the long-term care system and at any stage of the continuing ...
  • Our MD Commissioned by NHS England to Recruit IRP Chairs February 19, 2014
    Beacon’s Managing Director, Dan Harbour, has continued his long-running professional relationship with NHS England by being invited to take part in the interview process for the recruitment of Independent Review Panel chairs across the South of England. Independent Review Panels play an important role in the continuing healthcare appeal process so it is essential that these ...