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Continuing Health Care Assessments and How to Care for Children with Complex Needs

What is continuing care?

Some children and young people (up to age 18), may have very complex health needs.

These may be the result of:

  • congenital conditions
  • long-term or life-limiting conditions
  • disability
  • serious illness or injury

Children with such complex needs may need additional health support to that which is routinely available from GP practices, hospitals or in the community.

This additional package of care is called continuing care.  The clinical commissioning group, which is responsible for arranging for health services locally, has responsibility for assessing children and young people to see if they need a package of continuing care.

Who is eligible?
How can we access continuing care?
Who decides what happens next?

Please download the attached documents in the 'useful documents' section on the right-hand side for more information.

Who to contact

Contact Position
NHS Cumbria CCG Commissioning Manager for Continuing Care and Complex Needs
01768 245443
Continuing Health Care Assessments

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood(16+)
Secondary (11-15 years)
Primary (5-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Last updated: 28/02/2022
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