NHS Continuing Healthcare (NHS CHC) is a package of care for adults aged 18 or over which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS. It relates to care provided over an extended period to meet physical or mental health needs that have arisen because of disability, accident, or illness.
To receive NHS CHC funding, individuals must be assessed by integrated commissioning boards (ICBs) to determine whether they have a ‘primary health need’. Where an individual qualifies for CHC the NHS funds and delivers both health and social care services to the patient.
West Yorkshire continuing healthcare contacts
Bradford District and Craven
Telephone: 01274 423003
Telephone: 01422 307400
Telephone: 07535 003191
Telephone: 0113 2217600
Telephone: 01924 315705
Information and advice
The process involved in NHS continuing healthcare assessments can be complex. An organisation called Beacon gives free independent advice on NHS continuing healthcare.
Visit the Beacon website or call the free helpline on 0345 548 0300.
Children’s continuing care
Continuing care for children is available but is based on different criteria and arranged in a different way to CHC for adults. For more information please visit the NHS website.
Read more about continuing healthcare on the NHS UK website.
Read more about continuing healthcare on the NHS England website