Posts Tagged ‘media’

BBC coverage of NHS Continuing Healthcare: Mother stays awake for 60 hours as son’s care breaks down

Posted on: August 8th, 2023 by Amy
Declan in his wheelchair with his mother standing beside him.

Image: Family photo shared via the BBC On Monday 7 August the BBC ran a multi-platform news story regarding NHS Continuing Healthcare, which as experts in CHC Beacon was asked to contribute to. Through a long-form web article and additional radio and television coverage including the Today programme, BBC Breakfast and BBC News at Six the report emphasised that despite recent significant increases in spending on Continuing Healthcare, staff shortages and rising prices have meant that families of people with complex medical needs are lacking the help they need, warning that the NHS system that funds …read more

Beacon speaks to BBC Radio Berkshire about eligibility rates in Continuing Healthcare

Posted on: January 31st, 2023 by Amy
Andrew Peach BBC Radio Berkshire Continuing Healthcare

On Tuesday 31 January Managing Director of Beacon Dan Harbour appeared on the Andrew Peach breakfast show on BBC Radio Berkshire. Dan spoke to the BBC for their piece on the complexities of NHS Continuing Healthcare and eligibility for it across the country. The BBC also spoke to Mark Entwisle about his experience with the system in East Berkshire. Mark’s mother Christine had been receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare funding for her full-time care for a number of years after a successful assessment. However in 2019 Christine’s annual assessment was overturned and the family are currently awaiting …read more

Beacon speaks to the Motor Neurone Disease Association for their podcast on NHS Continuing Healthcare

Posted on: October 27th, 2022 by Amy
MND Matters podcast on NHS Continuing Healthcare

This month our Managing Director Dan Harbour was pleased to speak to the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) for their podcast, MND Matters. The episode (number 20 in the series) looks at NHS Continuing Healthcare and some of the complex issues surrounding it, including how to access it and what support is available throughout the process. The programme also features Dave Setters, who is living with MND, and Marian Ward, who lost her husband to MND, in a frank discussion about their personal experience navigating the system. Sometimes emotional, always honest – the MND Matters podcast …read more