NHS Continuing Healthcare - The Fundamentals

Producer: Embrace Learning

Duration: 4 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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This online e-learning training course in NHS Continuing Healthcare has been developed in association with the Department of Health. Aimed at frontline practitioners new to continuing healthcare, it contains essential information about the National Framework. This e-learning training course can be used in addition to conventional training in NHS Continuing Healthcare and is a useful alternative for those who prefer to work at their own pace and at a time and place of their choosing.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


This comprehensive e-learning course comprises 12 easy-to-follow units in three modules. After the introductory unit and nine study units, the course finishes with an in-depth look at the Decision Support Tool (which students can complete online) and a real-life example of a completed Specialist Assessment using the tool.


By the end of the course, students will have covered a wide range of issues concerning eligibility for long-term NHS care, including:

- The main features of the process in the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare
- The responsibilities of the different healthcare authorities
- What happens if someone is not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare
- The principles of person-centred care
- The Caldicott Principles, the NHS Confidentiality Code of Practice and the key points of the 1998 Data protection Act
- Conducting an Assessment
- The benefits of the Single Assessment Process and other similar approaches
- The purpose and nature of contact, overview, specialist and comprehensive assessments
- How to provide appropriate information to the individual
- The Care Plan - the reasons for it, what it should contain and how to apply good practice when developing it
- When to screen people for NHS Continuing Healthcare
- Applying the NHS Continuing Healthcare Needs Checklist
- Identifying the steps in the process of care co-ordination
- Following the key tasks in applying the co-ordination process

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