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Free care that is arranged and funded by the NHS



NHS continuing healthcare – also known as NHS continuing care or ‘fully funded NHS care’ –  is free care that is arranged and funded by the NHS. This means that you will receive care and support to meet your assessed needs at no cost to you.

You must have a primary healthcare condition, assessed by a healthcare professional and they will tell you if you may be eligible.

Final eligibility is determined by a joint health and social care panel.

If you wish to apply for continuing healthcare, discuss it first with your health and social care worker, or contact

NHS Somerset Continuing Health Care team
Wynford House
Boundary Way
Lufton Trading Estate
BA22 8HR

Phone – 01935 384000

You can find more information on the links below.

NHS Choices – Continuing healthcare
Money Advice Service – To find out if you are eligible for NHS continuing care funding

Last reviewed: November 7, 2023 by Paul

Next review due: May 7, 2024

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