If you aren’t eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, you might be able to get 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. It covers nursing care provided by a registered nurse but is only paid if you need nursing care within a care home.
The NHS pays a fixed amount each week directly to your nursing care home. The amount is set each year by the Department of Health and is reviewed each year. For 2019/20 the amount is £165.56 per week.
If you pay your own care 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 care home.
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible for NHS funded nursing care if:
- You live in a nursing home
- You’re not eligible for NHS continuing healthcare but you have been assessed as needing care from a registered nurse.
How is it assessed?
If you have already had a full assessment for NHS Continuing Care, it’s unlikely you’ll need to have a further separate assessment for NHS-funded nursing care. We can use the information from your CHC assessment to decide whether you can get NHS-funded nursing care.
If you do need an assessment, or you haven’t already had one, we can arrange this for you.
How to appeal?
If you are not eligible for NHS-funded Nursing care and you don’t agree with the decision you can ask the CHC team at the CCG to review the decision.