Continuing Healthcare (CHC)

NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) is a package of support funded by the NHS.

It helps care for a patient’s physical or mental health needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness.

Individuals assessed as having a certain level of care need may receive NHS Continuing Healthcare.

It is not dependent on a particular disease, diagnosis or condition, nor on who provides the care or where that care is provided.

If someone’s overall care needs show that the primary need is a health need, the person should be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare.

More information can be found at NHS Choices.

Anyone who thinks they, a relative or friend, may qualify for CHC should contact the Shropshire CCG Complex Care Team on 01743 277531 or send an email to