Continuing Care is organised differently for children and young people than for adults and is governed by the Department of Health National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care.
A continuing care package will be required when a child or young person has needs arising from disability, accident or illness that cannot be met by existing universal or specialist services alone. Continuing care does not cover children and young people with care needs that may be met appropriately through existing universal or specialist health services.
How to apply
If you think your child is eligible for NHS Continuing Care support please contact your Community Children’s Nurse or Social Worker for advice. They will make a referral to NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) if appropriate.
Set out below is the application process to assess eligibility for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care, however further information about the application and decision making process can be found in Continuing Care Support information leaflet.
Review of eligibility decision
The CCG would like to make sure that you find it as easy as possible to request a review of a continuing care support eligibility decision. We will ensure that reviews are acted on fairly and resolved quickly.
Reasons for review of a decision:
You can request a review of an eligibility decision by writing to:
Children and Young People’s Continuing Care Case Manager,
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group,
For further information please read the Children and Young People’s Continuing Care Support – Review Eligibility Decision leaflet.