Providers can request medical equipment to address a child or young person’s unmet clinical needs. Please complete the form below and send it to email@example.com along with a clinical recommendation and a copy of the quote for relevant equipment.
Child or young person’s medical equipment request form
Providers can request end of life care for children and young people rapidly approaching the end of their life, when the current commissioned services like local hospices or hospice at home services are unable to meet their health needs. Please complete the form below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children and Young People’s Continuing Care end of life referral form
Continuing care for children with complex health needs
Children and young people with complex health needs may also be eligible for ongoing support, called NHS Continuing Care. This is different from NHS Continuing Healthcare, which is for eligible adults aged 18 years and over. The main difference is that while continuing healthcare for adults focuses mainly on health and care needs, continuing care for a child or young person considers their physical, emotional and intellectual development as they move towards adulthood.
If your child is eligible for NHS Continuing Care, it is likely that a range of organisations will be involved, such as health, education and local authority children’s services. These different agencies will contribute to your child’s care package.
If you think your child should be assessed for NHS continuing care, talk to a health or social care professional who works with them and if they think they are likely to be eligible they will refer them to us.
The child or young person’s needs will be assessed against an agreed criteria as detailed in the 2016 National Framework for Children and Young People’s Continuing Care. The Nurse Assessor leading the assessment will work closely with the family/carer and any health and social care professionals who work with the child or young person.
The Department of Health website gives further information about the process for assessing, deciding and agreeing continuing care for children and young people with complex health needs.