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Part Two - ‘Continuing Care Reviews’

In part two, David Coldrick examines the practical considerations to implementing the new guidance on the continuing care review process from the informal to the formal review.

6 December 2001

Part Two

‘Continuing Care Reviews’

(Revised Procedures under ‘Continuing Care: NHS and Local Councils Responsibilities’ HSC 2001/2015: LAC (2001)18)

What is a  'continuing care review?'

The ‘continuing care review’ procedure was previously incorporated in HSG (95)39: LAC (95) 17. That is now canceled. The new guidance to be implemented by health authorities by 1st October 2001 extended the procedure for reviewing discharge from free continuing NHS health care to decisions involving the NHS arranged and funded element of services for people in receipt of continuing health and social care and free nursing care. It is now a procedure which is even more important to practitioners. It is to be hoped it will be used rather more than previously. Properly used it is the client's friend.  It is essential from the point of view of obtaining the correct care for clients let alone asset protection that pract...

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