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Improvements to NHS continuing healthcare should speed care handovers

 

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Improvements to NHS continuing healthcare should speed care handovers

NHS England has published plans to improve of NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) pathways and processes, as part of the NHS contribution to the reduction of delayed transfers of care.

NHS England is asking CCGs for information by 11 September 2017 on their plans to improve numbers of CHC assessments outside acute settings and audit results on delays in CHC eligibility decision-making processes. Better care fund plans are due by the same date. For further information please contact your local director of commissioning operations NHS CHC assurance lead.