Increase to NHS-funded nursing care rate


The NHS-funded nursing care standard weekly rate per patient will increase by 2 per cent to £158.16 on 1 April 2018. This is to reflect overall nursing wage pressures.

The higher rate of NHS-funded nursing care will also increase by 2 per cent to £217.59 per week. This is only relevant for people who were already on the higher rate in 2007 when the single band was introduced.

As stated on NHS Choices, “NHS-funded nursing care is care provided by a registered nurse for people who live in a care home. The NHS will pay a flat rate contribution directly to the care home towards the cost of this registered nursing care.”

http://www.nhsconfed.org/resources/2018/03/what-comes-into-effect-in-april-2018

Full details can be found on the Department of Health and Social Care website.

(Author: Tish Hanifan)