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  • Six-month deadline reinstated for appeals, closing an unfair loophole February 7, 2020
    It has been confirmed that people in England are entitled to six months to decide to appeal an eligibility decision for NHS Continuing Healthcare. The Department of Health and Social Care have today confirmed that this is the national guidance that every Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) should adhere to. The six-month timescale has been reinstated for the ...
  • Beacon calls on CCGs to be fair when setting Local Resolution deadlines under new rules October 18, 2019
    It has been confirmed that Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are now able to set the time that individuals have to challenge an eligibility decision for NHS Continuing Healthcare. In the past, people were allowed six months to request Local Resolution – the first stage of the appeal process – according to nationally-set rules. Now, local decision-makers can ...
  • Share your views to help improve public information about NHS Continuing Healthcare September 5, 2018
    Evolving Communities CIC in collaboration with Beacon have an exciting opportunity for individuals to improve the quality and accessibility of NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) information. We want to hear from you if you are an individual or their representative and have gone through the CHC assessment process (Checklist and/or full assessment). We’re interested in how you ...
  • BBC Radio 4 Money Box Live on NHS Continuing Healthcare, with Beacon June 13, 2018
    In May, Beacon’s Dan Harbour was invited to appear on Radio 4’s personal finance phone-in, Money Box Live. Dan was answering listeners’ questions in an episode dedicated to NHS Continuing Healthcare. You can listen to the 30 minute programme via the BBC website, at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b39v3z About us Beacon CHC is a leading UK-wide social enterprise with profits donated to charity ...
  • Power of Attorney – thousands could be eligible for refund April 27, 2018
    If you registered a Power of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017 you may have been asked by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) to pay too much as an administration fee and be due a partial refund. The miscalculation of fees happened because the OPG became more efficient at processing the registrations but ...