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Nursing care bands set for 2012

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NHS contribution towards nursing care remain unchanged for 2012 to 2013.

The annual level of the NHS contribution towards the costs of a place in a care home with nursing for those people assessed as requiring the help of a registered nurse is unchanged for 2012/13.

From 1 April 2012, for eligible care home residents:

  • the standard rate will remain at 108.70 per week
  • the higher band will remain at £149.60 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 bandings are, once again, in line with nurses’ pay, which remains unchanged for 2011/12.

See NHS continuing healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care