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NHS Continuing Healthcare

NHS Continuing Healthcare

An A-Z of Law, Practice, Funding Decisions and Challenges

Michael Mandelstam

Quick Overview

The law of NHS continuing healthcare is vital in deciding whether adults in long-term care get full NHS funding, or have to fund themselves. This essential guide through the NHS legal maze provides information for health and social care practitioners, who need to make well-informed, well-judged decisions for the care of patients and service users.
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Paperback / softback
2020, 8.98in x 5.98in / 228mm x 152mm, 272pp
ISBN: 9781787751620
CA$45.95

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Ebook
2020, ePUB
ISBN: 9781787751637
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CA$45.95

Description

This authoritative guide to the law of continuing healthcare provides clarity on a contentious issue for those in long-term care: which adults are eligible for full NHS funding, as opposed to self-funded social care.

Written by seasoned legal expert Michael Mandelstam, it provides practitioners with clear information on both the letter and spirit of the law, written in an accessible style suitable for a wide range of health and social care practitioners. The book gives all the need-to-knows in a handy A-Z format for quick reference, including key legal rules, guidance and case law.

It contains also an extended analysis, with detailed evidence, of NHS continuing healthcare over the last 30 years up to the present. This is critical in order to understand why the rules are so complex, confusing and sometimes disregarded, and why decisions can seem counter-intuitive, unfair and difficult to challenge.

The book is essential reading to assist the making of decisions that are fair, lawful and transparent.

Reviews

'This book provides a fantastic overview of NHS continuing healthcare and is written to give people the information they need. It is incredibly helpful for people who want to learn more about CHC and equip themselves for the often laborious process of applying for it.'
- Alzheimer’s Society

'This excellent book should be essential reading for the Secretary of State for Health and all health service managers and social workers involved in CHC decision making. It is my hope this book will put the woeful application of CHC decision-making back under the spotlight and into the national conversation.'
- Simon Bull C.Q.S.W., Assistant Borough Solicitor, Bracknell Council

Authors

By (author): Michael Mandelstam