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Rise to NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC) from 1 April 2024

Posted on: April 11th, 2024 by Amy
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Rise to NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC) from 1 April 2024 The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a 7.4% rise to the standard rate of NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC), from £219.71 to £235.88 per week from 1 April 2024. FNC is the contribution paid by the NHS toward the costs of a place in a care home with nursing for eligible people assessed as needing the help of a registered nurse. Tens of thousands of people in the UK receive FNC. The higher rate of NHS-funded Nursing Care has also risen by 7.4%, from £302.25 …read more

Public engagement opportunity with the PHSO

Posted on: February 2nd, 2024 by Amy
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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 improve the work of the PHSO, and public services, for the better. The Dilemma Cafes will be a type of discussion group, providing an opportunity for people to learn about ethical challenges and work together to help find solutions. Dilemma Cafes …read more

Celebrating 75 years of the NHS – reflections from the Beacon team

Posted on: July 7th, 2023 by Amy
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This week marks the 75th anniversary of the NHS. Members of the Beacon team reflect on personal experiences, the concept of a public healthcare system, and the people who work tirelessly within this unique institution.   Dan Harbour, Managing Director: “The NHS care my family received when going through two pregnancies and deliveries was fantastic, timely and caring. Likewise any treatment / investigations my immediate family has needed have been timely, professional and high quality. The clinical expertise and advice provided to my mum’s care home by the community palliative team made that whole situation much …read more

The Essential Guide to getting assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding: Part 2

Posted on: February 22nd, 2023 by Amy

Part 2: The Full Assessment of Need Getting assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding can seem complicated and confusing, so we have written an essential guide to help you through. Read Part 1 of The Essential Guide to find out when and how you can request a Checklist assessment, what it entails, and what happens next. If a Checklist has been completed and indicates that you’re eligible for a full assessment, your Integrated Care Board (ICB) should get the ball rolling to get the full assessment of need completed. In Part 2 of The Essential …read more

The Essential Guide to getting assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding: Part 1

Posted on: February 22nd, 2023 by Amy

Part 1: The Screening Checklist Getting assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funding can seem complicated and confusing, so we have written an essential guide to help you through. For most people, the first step in getting assessed for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding is a screening stage where a health or social care professional evaluates your needs against a Checklist. Here we explain when and how you can request a Checklist assessment, what it entails, and what happens next. If you have questions or concerns about the outcome of a Checklist assessment – or any other …read more

Five things you need to know about eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare

Posted on: January 31st, 2023 by Amy

Eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare Thousands of people across the UK need to receive ongoing care due to disability, accident or illness. For those that are eligible, the NHS funds the full cost of this care. Sound simple? It’s not. The eligibility criteria are complex and nuanced, and their interpretation is open to disagreement. We help hundreds of people each week to understand NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) eligibility, and to challenge funding decisions when appropriate. Here we’ve put together five important facts about NHS Continuing Healthcare eligibility that you should bear in mind when preparing for …read more

What does it all mean? Common acronyms used in Continuing Healthcare

Posted on: January 10th, 2023 by Amy
Continuing Healthcare acronyms

The NHS Continuing Healthcare system can be confusing enough, without having to decode the endless acronyms that permeate correspondence and paperwork. We’ve put together a beginner’s guide to the common abbreviations you might come across as you navigate the system.  Read on for our guide to Continuing Healthcare acronyms… CHC – Continuing Healthcare, or NHS Continuing Healthcare, also sometimes referred to as Continuing Care NHS funding that some people are entitled to receive as a result of disability, accident or illness. It covers the full cost of the person’s care and residential accommodation. NHS Continuing Healthcare is …read more