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NHS continuing healthcare & Adult Social Care Blog | 7th – 13th October 2020

We take a look at the latest news for NHS continuing healthcare and Adult Social Care...
  1. Prime Minster Boris Johnson announces astounding promises to “care for the carers as they care for us”.  In his recent speech for the Conservative Party Conference, Boris Johnson has promised to restore and improve the care sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the gaps in care services, the inadequacy of government support and need for the change. To read more, CLICK HERE
  2. A recent press release by the government has shown that residents were unlawfully charged additional fees to cover the costs of their care. Under no circumstances, should anyone eligible for NHS Continuing Health Care funding be forced to pay any additional top up or any contribution towards their care. This article demonstrates the pressures placed on residents by Care UK to financially contribute to their care. To read more, CLICK HERE. If you or a loved one, have any queries relating to Continuing Health Care funding eligibility, please contact Judy Timson 
  3. Unfortunately, this is becoming a familiar story…. NHS England quarterly statistics regarding Continuing Health Care eligibility demonstrate the variations nationally between neighbouring Clinical Commissioning Groups. This article provides an example of this. For more information, CLICK HERE.
  4. As the government announces its new winter plan for adult social care, concerns increase regarding the practicality of care homes receiving the additional funding.  This article demonstrates the entrenched process of accessing government funds for those within the adult social care sector. For further information, CLICK HERE.
  5. As the government emphasises the importance of the NHS Track, Trace and Test system, concerns arise from those in the adult social care sector regarding the delayed turnaround time for COVID-19 test results.  This article highlights that although testing facilities are being made available to care home staff, there are concerns that asymptomatic staff and residents could be potentially spreading the infection whilst awaiting their results. To read the full article, CLICK HERE 

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