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Continuing care for patients with complex needs

What is continuing care?

Some children and young people have long-term needs that are so complex that they cannot be met by the services usually offered by GPs, hospitals and other care providers.

These children are offered continuing care packages which means they are given extra specialist support, on top of the care that they already receive.

Evelina London provides a continuing care service in both Lambeth and Southwark.

How do I access continuing care support?

Anyone can access our service, providing they meet the eligibility criteria.

Children are assessed using the National Framework for Children and Young People's Continuing Care which can be found on the Gov.uk website.

If you would like more information on eligibility criteria, please contact us using the phone numbers found in the green box in the right hand side of this page.

Personal health budgets (PHB)

A personal health budget is provided by the NHS to parents and carers who look after children with complex needs.

It allows NHS money to be used flexibly, giving families more control over funding, to better meet their child's health and well-being needs.

To find out more, download our personal health budget pack (Word 405Kb) – for Lambeth families only.



Joanna Bustard, children's continuing care nurse

Tel: 020 3049 6026 


Laura Robertson, children's continuing care nurse

Tel: 020 3049 8299

Team leader

Lorraine Colthurst, nurse manager for children with complex needs

Tel: 020 3049 6040