Changes to Deadlines and Timescales of CHC Appeals Processes
15 November 2019
It has been confirmed that Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are now able to set the time that individuals have to challenge an eligibility decision for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC), leading to a 'postcode lottery' of different timescales.
In the past, people were allowed six months to request Local Resolution – the first stage of the appeal process – according to nationally-set rules.
Now, local decision-makers can choose and fix that period in their area – the stipulation being that it must be ‘fair’ and published. You’ll be notified of your CCG’s deadline in their decision letter to you.