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Were you told about the Multi-Disciplinary Meeting taking place?

Were you told about the Multi-Disciplinary Meeting taking place?

April 29, 2019

We recently learned about a Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting (MDT) to assess an individual’s eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding (CHC) which took place in a hospital. Whilst quite permissible, a hospital setting for an assessment is now considered far from … Continue reading

Maria’s story

Maria’s story

April 25, 2019

We acted for a family on behalf of their late mother, who we shall refer to as ‘Maria’ for anonymity purposes, and were instructed to retrospectively recover care fees that were wrongly paid to the care home. We first wrote … Continue reading

Missing risk assessments can ruin your chances of getting NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding…

Missing risk assessments can ruin your chances of getting NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding…

April 16, 2019

We often find that care home notes and records inadequately or insufficiently record daily entries in relation to an individual’s care needs.  This could be for a variety of reasons, including poor training, lack of time and resources, or simply … Continue reading

Why use Farley Dwek?

April 9, 2019

Case Study – Diane’s story:

Case Study – Diane’s story:

February 28, 2019

Farley Dwek acted for a client on behalf of her late mother (let’s call her ‘Diane’ for anonymity and the purposes of this article), and successfully recovered care home fees in excess of £170,000 including interest, that were improperly charged … Continue reading

Neglect – whether in hospital or a care home setting, pressure sores, pressure ulcers or bed ulcers should never occur.

Neglect – whether in hospital or a care home setting, pressure sores, pressure ulcers or bed ulcers should never occur.

November 27, 2018

If you or your relative go into hospital or a care/nursing home without a pressure sore/ulcer, and one (or more) develop, you may well have a claim for negligence. Read on… Pressure ulcers don’t just develop on their own, but … Continue reading

Negligence claims for falling out of a hospital bed

Negligence claims for falling out of a hospital bed

September 18, 2018

It is a sad but common fact that unfortunately, as people become more elderly and frail, they tend to be less steady on their feet and fall more frequently. If unlucky, they can sustain nasty injuries – usually to their … Continue reading

Rejected CHC Funding Because Needs Are Stable And Predictable

Rejected CHC Funding Because Needs Are Stable And Predictable

June 9, 2018

Rejected CHC Funding. My Relative Has Been Rejected For Funding Because Their Needs Are “Stable And Predictable” Following on from the previous blog, the NHS may seek to evade responsibility for paying care fees by suggesting that the patient’s needs … Continue reading

Am I Eligible For CHC Funding If My Relatives Needs Are Well Managed?

Am I Eligible For CHC Funding If My Relatives Needs Are Well Managed?

June 1, 2018

Am I Eligible For CHC Funding? Misconceptions – My Relatives Needs Are “Well Managed” And Therefore I Am Told They Are Not Eligible For Nhs Continuing Healthcare Funding Is This Correct? In previous blogs we have discussed what is a … Continue reading

Top-Up Fees – Are They Ever Lawful?

Top-Up Fees – Are They Ever Lawful?

May 15, 2018

We have been receiving an increased number of enquiries recently regarding top-up fees and whether they are lawful in circumstances where the patient is already receiving NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding. According to the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare (paragraph … Continue reading

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