NHS Continuing Healthcare: An A-Z of Law, Practice, Funding Decisions and Challenges


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NHS Continuing Healthcare: An A-Z of Law, Practice, Funding Decisions and Challenges Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Pages: 272 Language: English ISBN: 9781787751620 Category:

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.

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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 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

Author Biography

Michael Mandelstam provides independent legal training, advice and consultancy to local authorities, the NHS and voluntary organisations. In the past, he worked at the Disabled Living Foundation, a national voluntary organisation, and for a few years at the Social Services Inspectorate at the Department of Health. He holds postgraduate qualifications in law, information studies and the history of science and medicine.