The funding is for people in a care home who have been assessed as needing the help of a registered nurse.
For eligible care home residents, from 1 April 2013:
- the standard rate will be increased to £109.79 per week
- the higher rate will be increased to £151.10 per week
These increases are in line with the increase in NHS nursing staff pay of 1% for 2013 to 2014.
When NHS-funded nursing care was introduced in October 2001, the Department of Health made a commitment to regularly assess the payments.