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