Department of Health ignores NHS continuing Healthcare Human Rights warnings

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slide_11-csda-70Campaigners have warned, more than 40 NHS primary care organisations across England, that policies which could see service-users with complex healthcare needs forced into institutions are a breach of disabled people’s human rights.

Despite the warning, the Department of Health last night 25/1, refused to say if it had any concerns about the policies on NHS continuing healthcare (NHS CHC), or whether they complied with its own guidelines.

Research on the policies, published last week by disabled campaigner Fleur Perry, showed at least 44 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) – and probably many more – would be willing to move disabled people with high-cost support packages into residential or nursing homes against their wishes.

Perry, who edits the website Disability United, is herself a recipient of NHS CHC.

Her research, using Freedom of Information requests, showed, that the 44 CCGs had drawn up policies containing “concerning” phrases, that suggested they would…

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