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Long Term Care: Free at the Point of Delivery

Ingrid Eyers, a Registered General Nurse and Long Term Care specialist, provides three examples of how long term care can be funded, including how it can be free at the point of delivery

1 March 1997

Long Term Care - Free at the Point of Delivery

Ingrid Eyers, a Registered General Nurse and Long Term Care specialist, provides three examples of how long term care can be funded, including how it can be free at the point of delivery.

Long term care can be free at the point of delivery from the NHS. In April 1996 as a development from the "National Health & Community Care Act 1990" local health authorities have produced a document to define their contribution towards the cost of long term care, generally know as "the eligibility criteria". If you meet the criteria determined by your Health Authority, your long term health care needs should be funded by the NHS, irrespective of your financial status.

The Department of Health has produced a document titled "NHS Responsibilities For Meeting Continuing Health Care Needs" as should each Health Authority and Fundholding GP. These policy documents should be available on request from each source...

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