NHS continuing health care information including leaflets and guides for patients, decision support tools for practicioners and previously unassessed periods of care information
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NHS continuing care for children and young people
Children and young people (under 18 years old) with complex health needs may be eligible for NHS continuing care, if they meet Department of Health criteria, as outlined in the National Framework for Children and Young People's Continuing Care
A health professional will arrange an assessment, most commonly when an infant, child or young person is discharged from hospital and needs support with their healthcare in order to live at home.
The child or young person’s needs are assessed against agreed criteria, and a package of care is decided upon.
The assessors will ask for input from your family and any health professionals who work with your child, as well as from education and social care professionals.
If your child is eligible for NHS funding they may be offered a Personal Health Budget. For more information see:
If you would like to know more about Children's Continuing Care and how to access the service please read the leaflets below:
Children's Continuing Care Leaflet
A leaflet providing information about Children's Continuing Healthcare and the processes involved.
Appealing an NHS Children's Continuing Healthcare Decision
Information for parents and carers on how to appeal a Children's Continuing Healthcare decision.
For more information about NHS continuing care for children and young people, please contact:
Children's Continuing Care Team
Tel: 0117 984 1656