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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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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.

If you disagree with the outcome of the DST assessment, we work together with the CCG to attempt informal resolution – This stage may involve a further meeting with a Manager of the Continuing Healthcare team of the CCG. This stage can see the initial decision not to fund overturned.

If the CCG does not provide for an informal stage of appeal (and some don’t!) then a formal appeal lies with the Local Dispute Resolution panel.  The appeal involves a revisiting of the DST as completed and consideration of any further evidence. This stage involves a further MDT meeting – usually comprising a Chairperson, Nurse Assessor or senior Nurse and Senior Social Worker together with the family.

The meeting is usually a face to face meeting of the family and healthcare professionals at one of the sites used by the CCG – many CCGs refuse to entertain any attendance at these meetings by any other means than physically attending. As to why the NHS would want to place such barriers to accessing the meeting is unknown – and there are a few CCGs that will allow attendance by telephone.

We always attend in person where instructed to do so – preferably together with the family if appropriate – but strong advocacy at this stage is essential. At appeals on which we are instructed, a Nurse Assessor having reviewed the evidence and process to date together with a strong advocating lawyer can prove a formidable team in your corner to give your application the best chance of success.

The result of the appeal is usually communicated to the Applicant or their representative – that decision being to overturn the original decision not to fund or to stand by the original assessment of need.

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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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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.