Continuing healthcare

NHS continuing healthcare, also known as "fully funded NHS care", is free care outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS. If you are eligible for NHS continuing healthcare, NHS Kernow will fund the care needed to meet your identified care needs.

  • Eligibility

    Eligibility does not depend on a particular disease, condition or diagnosis, where the care is provided or by whom. If an assessment determines that you have a primary health need, you may be eligible.

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  • Appeals

    Information on how to appeal a CHC decision.

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  • Previously Unassessed Periods of Care

    Find out out more about the Previously Unassessed Periods of Care trial.

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  • Broadcare

    Broadcare is our database for all continuing healthcare and funded nursing care information.

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  • Recruitment

    We’re looking for innovative, forward thinking, enthusiastic and confident nurses to be part of our continuing healthcare and mental health and learning disabilities commissioning teams.

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  • Contact details

    You can find contact details for our continuing healthcare team here.

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You may find it useful to read our CHC Information leaflet which is available here.

Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow are due to recommission a new contract for Home Care Services later this year. Click here for more information.