What's it about?
The National Framework for NHS Continuing Health Care
(CHC) and Funded Nursing Care (FNC) is a legal framework of
principles and processes.
Within this framework there is guidance on the core values and
principles of the assessment process, consideration of eligibility
and the identification of 'Primary Health' need, case management,
review process and governance.
What we do
Wiltshire Community Health Services (WCHS) is responsible for
the ongoing care of those who have been found eligible for NHS CHC
funding. This includes those that have been identified via the
'Fast Track Pathway' as having a rapidly deteriorating
This involves looking at the total needs and care requirements
of an individual and how these needs are being met.
Reviews and case management take place within an
individual's own home or care home and are carried out by the
Neighbourhood Teams (NT) or
Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities (CTPLD).
Reviews are carried out at intervals, involving the individual
and their families.
Funded Nursing Care (FNC) can apply to those who are
resident in Care Homes with Nursing. If the person is shown to need
a Registered Nurse, they can also be entitled to an NHS
funding contribution. Registered Nurses from NTs carry out FNC
determinations and complete CHC checklists to identify those who
should be considered for funding and have a full CHC
WCHS works closely with the NHS Wiltshire Continuing Health Care
team, based in Devizes, who are responsible for completing
checklists of those not in a Nursing Home, before handing over to
Wiltshire Community Health Services CHC and FNC
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CHC Team NHS Wiltshire
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