NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care

Guidance and resouces relating to NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care.

NHS continuing healthcare is an ongoing package of health and social care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS where an individual is found to have a primary health need. Such care is provided to an individual aged 18 or over to meet needs that have arisen as a result of disability, accident or illness.

NHS-funded nursing care is registered nursing care funded by the NHS for eligible nursing home residents.



Updates to this page

Published 14 January 2019
Last updated 30 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Removed information on the NHS-funded nursing care rate as it was out of date.

  2. Added information on NHS-funded nursing care and plans to review the current NHS-funded nursing care rate for 2019 to 2020.

  3. Added: 'NHS-funded nursing care practice guidance', 'NHS continuing healthcare checklist', 'NHS continuing healthcare decision support tool', 'NHS continuing healthcare fast-track pathway tool' and 'Delayed Discharges (Continuing Care) Directions' following break up of 'National framework for NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care' guidance page.

  4. First published.