Funded Nursing Care

Funded Nursing Care (FNC) is a weekly payment made by the NHS to cover nursing care provided by a Registered Nurse.  FNC is only provided if you need nursing care within a care home setting. 

The nursing care contribution is paid directly to the care home by the NHS. If you pay your own care fees, this amount should be deducted from your bill. If you are funded by the local authority, this amount will be deducted from the fees paid to the care home.

Your nursing home will receive £158.16 per week, which is the figure set by the Department of Health fpr 2018/19 and it is reviewed each year.

Polite notice

NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) staff will always communicate and behave in a polite, courteous and respectful manner with individuals, their families and any professionals involved with CHC services.

In return, it is expected that CHC staff will be treated in the same polite, courteous and respectful way.

Our staff will not tolerate any abusive communication or behaviour which includes swearing, shouting, threats or lack of co-operation with requests.

Please note that this relates to face to face contact, email, telephone calls or letters.

How to contact NHS CHC

To find out how to request an assessment of eligibility and apply for continuing healthcare, please contact the CHC team:


Telephone: 0300 123 4448
(Please note telephone calls may be recorded)


NHS Continuing Healthcare and Funded Nursing Care Team
5th Floor, Civic Offices
Civic Way
PO16 7AZ