23 March, 2018

Great news from Independent Review Panel

In 2015 a client contacted me when his wife's NHS continuing healthcare funding was reviewed and taken away, he asked for help with an appeal. The CCG upheld their decision and I asked NHS England to look at the case. I believed that Mrs N continued to meet the criteria for 100% funding - she had not improved, in fact she had deteriorated significantly. NHS England organised an Independent Review Panel which took place in January this year. I heard this week that the IRP's recommendation is that the CCG's decision was unsound and that Mrs N was in fact eligible for 100% funding. We look forward to a repayment of 3 years care fees plus interest.