NHS funded care

People with primary health care needs may qualify for free NHS funded care which is beyond that provided by core NHS services and what social care are able to provide. For adults 18 and over, this is called NHS continuing healthcare. For children and young people up to the age of 17, this is called NHS continuing care. Both are based on national frameworks, which explain who qualify.

For adults: National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care

For children and young people: Children and young people’s continuing care national framework

You can also find out more about NHS continuing healthcare on the NHS website.

There is another type of funding known as ‘funded nursing care’. This is where the NHS pays for care provided by a registered nurse to people who live in a care home. The NHS also offers personal health budgets to people who are eligible, and this can help them have more control in finding and commissioning suitable care providers to meet the assessed needs of a family member.

Continuing healthcare, continuing care and funded nursing care (the three are sometimes described as NHS funded care) are the responsibility of the Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) who must make sure they have processes in place to ensure assessments of residents take place and, where residents meet the eligibility criteria for NHS funded care, such services are commissioned and the needs of the resident are regularly reviewed.

The ICB has the accountability duty in law to make sure these services are provided. The ICB provide the assessment and review process for residents across the former Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) areas in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

You can contact the NHS funded care team on 01772 952610 or by emailing the below teams. 

For adults’ NHS funded care please contact one of the teams below:

For Children and Young People’s Continuing Care (CYPCC) team: lscicb.childrensreferrals@nhs.net

For Discharge to Assess (D2A) team: lscicb.dischargetoassess@nhs.net

For Individual Patient Activity (IPA) team: lscicb.ipateam@nhs.net

If you are a provider/care home please contact: lscicb.providercontracts@nhs.net

Patient concerns, complaints or compliments

If a patient would like to raise a concern/complaint or a compliment regarding the AACC or IPA service, please ask them to contact the Patient Experience Team at the ICB. They will investigate the concerns and provide a response directly to the patient.

All of the contact details for this team can be found on the ICB website at: https://www.lancashireandsouthcumbria.icb.nhs.uk/contact-us/customer-care-team

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