Full assessments for NHS CHC are undertaken by a “multidisciplinary team” made up of a minimum of two health or care professionals who are already involved in your care. You should be informed who is co-ordinating the NHS CHC assessment.
The team’s assessment will consider your areas of need, also referred to as NHS CHC Domains
If you have at least one priority need, or severe needs in at least two areas, you should be eligible for NHS CHC. You may also be eligible if you have a severe need in one area plus a number of other needs, or a number of high or moderate needs, depending on their nature, intensity, complexity or unpredictability.
In all cases, the overall need, and interactions between needs, will be taken into account, together with evidence from risk assessments, in deciding whether NHS CHC should be provided.
The assessment should also take into account your views and the views of any carers you have. You should be given a copy of the decision documents, along with clear reasons for the decision.
You can download a blank copy of the NHS continuing healthcare decision support tool
If you’re eligible for NHS CHC, the next stage is to arrange a care and support package
that meets your assessed needs.