Registered nursing care for residents, who are assessed to be eligible, in nursing homes is funded by the NHS. The rate payable for this financial year is currently £112.00 a week per resident.
This review will consider whether the rate paid is reflective of the costs of providing this important service and supports high quality out-of-hospital care.
The department intends to complete the review in this financial year.
NHS-funded nursing care was introduced by the Health and Social Services Act 2001, which made care provided by registered nurses in nursing homes an NHS responsibility.
Published 10 September 2015