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Before October 1 2007, there were three different levels or bands of payment for NHS-Funded Nursing Care – low, medium and high. If you moved into a care home before October 1 2007, and you were on the low or medium bands, you would have been transferred to the standard rate from that date.
However, if you moved into a care home before 1st October 2007 and you were on the high band, NHS-funded nursing care is paid at a higher rate, for 2015/16 this is £154.14 per week.
How will my needs be assessed?
You will be assessed for NHS continuing healthcare before a decision is made about whether you need NHS-funded nursing care. Your clinical commissioning group (CCG) will arrange an assessment for you.
Outcome of the assessment
If you are eligible for NHS-funded nursing care, the NHS will arrange and fund nursing care provided by registered nurses employed by the care home.
Who is eligible for NHS-funded nursing care?
You should receive NHS-funded nursing care if:
The NHS will make a payment directly to the care home to fund care from registered nurses who are usually employed by the care home.
How much is the NHS-funded nursing care state benefit?
NHS-funded nursing care is care provided by a registered nurse and is paid for by the NHS, for people who live in a care home.
For 2015/2016, the rates for eligible care home residents assessed to require the help of a registered nurse are as follows:
* Higher rate NHS Funded Nursing Care will only be applicable to those assessed as eligible prior to 1st October 2007.