Pathways and referrals

NHS Continuing Healthcare fast track referral

The Department of Health has the revised National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS funded nursing care for use by clinical commissioning groups with effect from 1 April 2013. The following tools have also been amended in line with the changes:
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare Checklist
  • Decision Support Tool for NHS Continuing Healthcare
  • Fast Track Pathway Tool for NHS Continuing Healthcare
The updated Fast Track tool is now available to download here. Please note this supersedes all previous referral documents from 1 April 2013.

If you have any queries relating to the National Framework, the operation of the policy or use of the tools please contact Jane Godden, Head of Continuing Care, on 0115 883 9546 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .