The revised National Framework for Continuing Healthcare (CHC) and NHS funded care was issued in July 2009.

Annex E of the framework states “The eligibility decision (for CHC) that has been made is effective while the independent review is awaited”. It is not clear from this guidance whether the guidance means that the decision is effective from the CHC panel decision or the conclusion of the internal PCT process.

The Department of Health was expected to issue guidance on this issue towards the end of 2009. At the time of writing, the awaited guidance has still not been published although we understand that it has now been drafted. As soon as any more information is available we will provide an update!