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How NHS Funded Nursing Care (FNC) works
For many, their first experience of care fees is if a hospital is discharging or has discharged you to a care home (or to your own home with a suitable care package). Getting answers to the many questions that arise can be difficult, frustrating, and stressful; so it is easy for an individual to fall through the cracks and miss out.
You may be eligible for NHS funded nursing care if:
- you're not eligible for NHS continuing healthcare but have been assessed as needing care from a registered nurse, and
- you live in a nursing home.
You should be assessed for NHS continuing healthcare before a decision is made about whether you are eligible for NHS funded nursing care. Most people don't need a separate assessment for NHS funded nursing care.
NHS funded nursing care is when the NHS pays for the nursing care component of nursing home fees. The NHS pays a flat rate directly to the care home towards the cost of this nursing care.
Outcome of the assessment
If you're eligible for NHS funded nursing care, the NHS will arrange and fund nursing care provided by registered nurses employed by the care home. Services provided by a registered nurse can include planning, supervising and monitoring nursing and healthcare tasks, as well as direct nursing care.
NHS funded nursing care is paid at £187.60 a week (standard rate) (another rate applies in special circumstances).
How we can help you
Many people can't access NHS funded nursing care because they have been refused an NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment. People are only eligible for NHS funded nursing care if they are not eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare, so have to jump through the Continuing Healthcare "hoop" to get as far as NHS funded nursing care.
If the NHS refuses to conduct a Continuing Healthcare assessment or the outcome of the assessment does not entitle a patient to either NHS Continuing Healthcare or NHS funded nursing care, we can help guide you on your options and help draft appeals and letters.
What's on your mind? Let's talk...
We offer a free, no-obligation, initial telephone consultation for new clients to answer some initial questions and help you with some first steps.
After that, we will then ask if you would like to set aside more time at a good time of day for you, when we can meet in person (with or without Farley), on video, or by phone, whichever is most convenient for you.
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