Navigation Links
NHS Funding For Continuing Care: Eligibility Criteria Simplified

The government has made a move to simplify the system by setting out guidelines for eligibility to the continuing care funds provided by the NHS in England //.

People requiring nursing support for health reasons in the community are entitled to it free of costs. Campaigners claim that many patients are being denied continuing care due to confusion over eligibility criteria.

Traditionally, extended nursing care for people with long-term illnesses was classified as social care and hence, was, means-tested. This resulted in many patients selling their homes to fund their healthcare.

But a legal challenge pressurized the government to change the system for nursing care, five years ago, although the amendment does not extend to personal care, despite pressure from campaigners.

NHS must now take into account four key indicators - nature, complexity, intensity and unpredictability of need, to decide the eligibility of the patient. The consultation also recommends that eligible patients be given £97 a week towards their care.

Patients are now entitled to the support of the NHS free of costs, if their need is caused by a health reason. About 21,000 of them are currently benefited. Care Services Minister Ivan Lewis noted that the proposals would reduce the "administrative hoops" patients have to jump through.

But the Health Service Ombudsman, Ann Abraham has warned that there still existed confusion over the eligibility, which meant that regional variations existed in receiving the funding from local NHS organizations.

Gordon Lishman, director general of Age Concern, said "We welcome the proposals to simplify the system from three bands to one, however the rate set - £97 - is simply not high enough to cover all the costs of nursing care in care homes. Older people and their families will be forced to cover this shortfall to pay for their own nursing care."

Pauline Ford , adviser for older people, the Royal College of Nursing, also was of a similar opinion. She said that she was dismayed at the £97 funding made available by the NHS."This would buy just seven-and-a-half hours of registered nursing per week and in no way reflects the real costs of nursing people with long-term, complex health needs."

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. JCU Gets A$ 3 million Government Funding
2. China to double HIV Prevention Funding to $185M In 2006, 2007
3. Breast Cancer Funding To Be Extended By Another $30 Million: Pharmac
4. Increased Funding For AIDS/HIV Program In Africa
5. AIDS Funding Grants Dependant on Tracking Patients Names Efficiently
6. WHO: Lives At Risk In Sudan As Diseases Soar, Call for Funding
7. More Funding Needed For Stem Cell Research in India
8. Results of Clinical Trials Vary According to Source of Funding
9. Inadequate Mental Health Fundings, Experts Warn
10. Poor Health Care in Rural Australia,Central Funding Required: Vaile
11. Funding for Machine Delays Cervical Cancer Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a ... and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is ... to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the ... several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors in ... School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green Hospital ... at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may ... to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To ... for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas ... , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... ITASCA, Ill. , June 23, 2016  In a startling ... states are failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan ... , a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the ... rating to only four states – Kentucky , ... and Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Key Pharma News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... need in influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for ... and growing patient base that will serve to drive considerable ... flu vaccine would serve to cap sales considerably, but development ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in Bogota. ... ... ... ... Astellas is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: