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Revised national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and nursing care

 

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Revised national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and nursing care

The Department of Health and Social Care has published an updated national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care (FNC).

The update provides guidance for important policy areas such as when not to screen for continuing healthcare and assessment out of hospital, and also reflects legislative changes such as the Care Act 2014. The revisions do not change the eligibility criteria for the services. The revised framework will become operational from 1 October 2018, subject to Parliamentary approval; the 2012 framework remains effective as the statutory guidance until this date.