Independent Review of NHS Continuing Healthcare

Report from the Independent Review Panel, commissioned by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing to review the application of Scottish Government guidance on NHS Continuing Healthcare (CEL 6 (2008).

8. Glossary of Terms

Care homes

Includes private and Local Authority nursing and care homes

Charging policies

This is the term used for Means Testing

CEL 6 (2008)

Scottish Government guidance on NHS Continuing Healthcare


Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

Free Personal and Nursing Care

Legal entitlement for people ages 65 or over who have been assessed as having personal care needs that require services to be put in place.


Patients, residents, clients etc

Long term

Used instead of continuing (care)


NHS Continuing Healthcare


Assistance provided for people to give them the skills necessary to be able to live in their own home independently after having spent some time in hospital


Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

Third Sector

Comprising community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers - has an important role in helping the Scottish Government achieve its purpose of creating a more successful country with opportunities for all to flourish, through achieving sustainable economic growth


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