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The department’s view is that NHS continuing Healthcare and NHS funded nursing care services should be exempt from Monitor’s license regime. We will be amending regulations to reflect this.
The majority of respondents were in favour of continuing the exemption. However, there was a collective view that the exemption should not extend to nursing care services being designated as a Commissioner Requested Service.
Providers of care and support are currently not regulated by Monitor and do not require a licence to provide care and support services. Providers of NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care services are exempt from the requirement to hold a licence until 1 April 2015.
We are consulting on the following two options:
to allow the current nursing care licence exemption to expire
to continue with licence exemption for organisations that provide NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care
The questions are included as annex B to a wider consultation on the Care Act 2014.