Continuation applies:

  • when a patient returns for a further course of NHS treatment within 2 calendar months, less a day, of the date of completion of the original banded Course of Treatment (CoT)
  • where the continuation treatment is at the same band or lower and is provided under the same contract at the original course

Continuation would not apply if the previous CoT was urgent or incomplete. A new CoT must be started and if the patient pays, they must pay for both courses even if the previous treatment was the same band or lower.

Read the regulations on our website.

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