Independent Review Panel (IRP)

Nicki Slawson Preparing For An Independent Review Panel

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Our Guide To Continuing Health Care Funding – Seatons

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If you would rather do a little reading first then take around our pages on Continuing Healthcare fee funding and maybe download our free guide to the whole process.

For those of you that would prefer to have a hard copy, just give us a call or contact us online and supply your address and we will send you a paper copy of our guide FREE.

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Adam Cresswell - Seatons Solicitors - Kettering

Adam Cresswell

Nicki Slawson - Seatons Solicitors - Kettering

Nicki Slawson

Shelley Longmuir - Seatons Solicitors - Kettering

Shelley Longmuir

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NHS Continuing Healthcare – How Do You Start The Care Fee Process?

See 5 Tips you NEED to know before applying for NHS Care Fee funding

See 5 Tips you NEED to know before applying for NHS Care Fee funding in this free guide or alternatively download our free NHS Care Fees brochure for further information.

Getting the right care in place for an elderly parent or other family members can be a difficult and upsetting time.

Once you have found the right care, you need to fund the right care.

Those who qualify for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding get 100% of their care funded by the NHS.

Independent Review Panel Information

If the Local Dispute Resolution Meeting results in a decision to uphold the original decision not to fund care then an application can be made for the claim for funding to go to an Independent Review Panel (IRP) which is usually heard at the HQ of NHS England.

Appealing To An Independent Review Panel (IRP)

This appeal stage is in a more formal setting and this is reflected in the proceedings. The panel adjudicating on the matter at this juncture is comprised of an Independent Chair employed by NHS England, a Clinical Advisor, a Health Representative, a Social Care Representative and a Representative from the CCG.  The Family and the patient together with their legal and medical representatives can also attend.

At the IRP hearing, the family of the Applicant are asked to give a portrait of the patient from their personal experience and legal submissions are invited. The Chair of the IRP revisits the DST and comes to a decision after consideration of all the evidence.  Following the hearing, a reasoned decision in the form of a report is handed down  which makes recommendations as to eligibility regarding the funding.  This report is also sent back to the CCG who will then decide whether to follow those recommendations. The reality is that the CCG will usually defer to the recommendations of the Independent Review Panel.

It is not lost on us that this stage in the appeal process has the word ‘Independent’ and whilst this may suggest a degree of external and ‘agenda free’ input, this is not always the case.

Careful review of the evidence needs to be undertaken and this is where a medico-legal team really helps in the presentation of the case.

Ultimately if there is no primary health need found, then it is usual that the Applicant will be forced to pay for some, most or all of their care – and with costs in some instances being over £1,000.00 per week for care, it makes sense to ensure that your Application is done properly with all the evidence fully considered – this is what our medics and lawyers do.

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Testimonials

Thank you so much Shelley and Nikki, you helped us so much and gave us so much help and information, when our mum was so poorly, with our appeal against the NHS Continuing Health Care Service. We can’t thank you enough, for your dedication and helpfulness, you have been so kind to us when we was so desperate and didn’t know where to turn.

We really would recommend your services 100%!!!

L. Sales

Adam and Nikki were both expert and clear in their advice and support. I started as a concerned son with no idea what I was going to do. I now have a plan to move ahead so I can support my mum. I am so grateful for the support I received today.

A. Clarke

Attended the CHC course on Wednesday 29th May. The course was very useful and imformative. All the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Lots of info given and brochures given to take home and read. Thank you for advertising the course on your facebook page as its unlikely we would have known about it any other way.

L. Johnson

We can’t recommend Adam Cresswell highly enough for representing us today at our CHC local resolution panel appeal. He was absolutely awesome! We got the right and fair result for our Dad and are so grateful to both Adam and Nicky for their help. Thanks also to Shelley for her understanding and help during what had been a very emotionally distressing time for both myself and my sister.

T. Shepherd

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NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding Today

See 5 tips you NEED to know and the 3 biggest mistakes that see claims fail!

See 5 Tips you NEED to know before applying for NHS Care Fee funding in our free guide or alternatively download our free NHS Care Fees brochure for further information.

Getting the right care in place for an elderly parent or other family members can be a difficult and upsetting time.

Once you have found the right care, you need to fund the right care.

Those who qualify for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding get 100% of their care funded by the NHS.

Applying for funding is not a simple process and Nationally only 18% of applications are approved – The process is governed by a legal framework and the assessments involve a full review of all available medical evidence.

At Seatons we are unique in employing not only lawyers – but experienced medics who have years of experience in the NHS assessment process.

Our fees are transparent and for the equivalent cost of a week of care we can help ensure your application has the best chance of success or help you appeal any decision you disagree with.

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