If you are not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, you may be eligible for NHS-funded Nursing Care.
NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC) is an NHS paid contribution to meet the nursing care element of your nursing home fees. FNC covers nursing care provided by a registered nurse,if you are permanently residing within a nursing home.
The NHS pays a fixed amount each week directly to your nursing home. The amount is set each year by the Department of Health and is reviewed each year. For 2020/21 the amount is £183.92 per week.
If you pay your own fees, the weekly contribution will be deducted from your bill. If you are funded by your local authority, the amount will be deducted from the fees they pay to the nursing home.
Although the usual NHS FNC assessment would involve a face-to-face meeting, due to COVID-19 some of our assessments are being completed virtually to help prevent the spread of the virus.
You can find the remaining FNC application documentation on our CHC useful Documents page.