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NHS funded nursing care rates increased from 1 April 2015

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The NHS contribution towards the costs of a place in a care home with nursing is being increased by 1% for 2015 to 2016.

The NHS contribution towards the costs of a place in a care home with nursing - for people assessed as requiring the help of a registered nurse - is being increased by 1% for 2015/16.

From 1 April 2015, the rates for eligible care home residents assessed to require the help of a registered nurse will be as follows:

  • standard rate will be increased to £112.00 per week
  • higher rate will be increased to £154.14 per week

When NHS-funded nursing care was introduced in October 2001, the Department of Health made a commitment to regularly reassess the payment attached to the banding.

These increases are in line with the increase in NHS nursing staff pay of 1% in 2015 to 2016.