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Funded Nursing Care (FNC) will rise by 5%

The government has announced a 5% increase in the funding for care home residents with nursing needs.

The standard FNC weekly rate per person will rise from £209.19 to £219.71 from 1st April 2023.  For those on the higher band rate, payments will increase from £287.78 to £302.25 per week for 2023/24.

Funded Nursing Care (FNC) is paid by the NHS for the nursing element of nursing home fees. The contribution is paid directly to the care home and enables care home residents with specific healthcare needs to benefit from direct nursing care and services. 

A person is entitled to this contribution whether they are self-funding their care or not. Remember: eligibility for Funded Nursing Care (FNC) should only be agreed once a person has been through the NHS Continuing Healthcare process. 

FNC is paid to care homes in England by Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) as under section 22 of the Care Act 2014, registered nursing costs cannot be met by a local authority.

If you have any queries regarding funded nursing care or NHS continuing healthcare funding, please contact our clinical advisor, Judy Timson on 01926 354704.

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