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What is continuing healthcare funding?

NHS continuing healthcare means a package of ongoing care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS where the individual has been found to have a ‘primary health need’ as set out in The National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS funded Nursing Care.

Information about continuing healthcare funding can be found in the NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS Funded Nursing Care Public Information Leaflet and in the easy read book ‘What is NHS Continuing Healthcare‘.

How to apply for funding

Please contact your GP, District Nurse, Social Worker or other Health Care Professional who can advise on the appropriateness of Continuing Healthcare.

Personal Health Commissioning Team


Vespasian House,
Barrack Road,

Tel: 0300 303 4410
Fax: 01305 266864

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Dealing with Royal Mail post during COVID-19 outbreak

Please be aware that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our staff are following government guidance to work from home. Letters sent to NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) by Royal Mail for the attention of the Personal Health Commissioning Team, (including Section 117), may therefore take longer than usual to process.

If you have recently sent any urgent correspondence by Royal Mail to the CCG, please re-send this to us by email where possible to:

Thank you for your understanding.