NHS Continuing Healthcare

You can get continuing healthcare in any setting, including your own home or in a care home as long as you meet the national criteria.

More information is available in the NHS Leeds Continuing Care information booklet (please note the contact details in this booklet are currently being updated) or you can download the national Continuing Healthcare information booklet.

Contact details

Contact the team by calling 0113 843 5470 (9am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday).

Local decision support tools

For GPs and staff working for Adult Social Care and Leeds Community Healthcare

For staff working for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

For staff working for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

National Frameworks

The national framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care sets out the principles and processes for determining eligibility. The national framework, implemented from 1st October 2007, was revised and a new version published in November 2012. Download your copy of the current National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-Funded Nursing Care.

The framework maps out a process for determining eligibility and introduces a set of national tools to support and improve consistency with regard to decision making. It also sets one band for NHS funded nursing care.

National decision support tools

We have provided links to decision support tools for clinicians that can be downloaded below. These documents are in Microsoft Word format for use by those involved in the assessment process for NHS continuing healthcare.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service

If you need general advice and information please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0800 0525 270 or email: WestYorksPALS@nhs.net