Continuing Care framework launched

Care services minister Ivan Lewis today pledged that thousands of people in England are likely to receive more help towards their care costs.

There will be clear national policies for deciding eligibility and different nursing bands for free nursing care will be abolished under the new National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare published today.Ivan Lewis said: “To make the system fairer for everyone, we have produced new national guidance. It will not solve all the problems at once but over time we expect there to be a real improvement that will lead to fair and consistent access to NHS funding across England, irrespective of location, diagnosis or personal circumstances.”

The Framework will be put into action from October this year.

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