The NHS Framework sets out further guidelines for the assessment of NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding using what’s known as the Fast Track Tool.

This process for assessment of eligibility for funding is used where (you or) your relative has a rapidly deteriorating condition which may mean that they are entering a terminal phase. In these circumstances the same Decision Support Tool is used but the NHS is under an obligation to make the assessment for eligibility much more quickly, in conjunction with the provision of care in line with End of Life Care Strategy’s set out by the NHS.