NHS Continuing Healthcare 2013 Update: The Fundamentals

To provide learners with a fundamental understanding of NHS continuing healthcare updates.


Why take this course?

This e-learning course has been revised to reflect the new NHS framework and structures created by the Health and Social Act 2012 effective from 1 April 2013. The associated tools; checklist, decision support tool and fast track pathway tool which are designed to assist clinicians and practitioners with the decision making process have also been revised accordingly.

Aimed at frontline practitioners new to continuing healthcare, this e-learning training course contains essential information about the National Framework and 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/place of their choosing.

The training course contains a Unit on the Decision Support Tool which helps practitioners make eligibility decisions.

What you will experience

Unit 1: Introduction
Providing you with a detailed introduction to the course.

Unit 2: Introduction to the National Framework
This Unit provides learners with a good overview by introducing key concepts and points them in the right direction if they want to do more in-depth study. The information here is drawn from the full course which has more substantial learning material on this subject

Unit 3: Screening for NHS Continuing Healthcare
This Unit looks at the initial screening and referral process for NHS Continuing Healthcare. Learners can read about the process and download the NHS Continuing Healthcare Needs Checklist. This Unit is useful to anyone involved in conducting assessments and identifying potential candidates for NHS Continuing Healthcare.

Unit 4: The DST Learning Aid
This Unit is designed to assist practitioners in the process of considering whether or not an individual is eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare. It introduces the DST, explains its contents and takes learners through the process of completing it.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.

Subject area

Entry requirements

Previous knowledge or experience would be of benefit but is not essential.

What you will need

Students must have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

What you need to know

Anything else?

This is a Distance Learning course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises.

Fee Waivers

Please note that fee waivers or funding do not apply for this course.

Next steps



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Duration Fees Code
4 Hours over 1 Month £40.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

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