Nursing care standard rises 4.7%

Nursing care standard rises 4.7%

The Department of Health and Social Care has increased the NHS-funded nursing care standard weekly rate per patient by 4.7% from £158.16 to £165.56 for 2019/2020.

The higher rate will also rise 4.7% from £217.59 to £227.77 per week. The rates are based on an independent study by LaingBuisson.

The findings of the study have been combined with a 3.1% efficiency expectation of care home providers, and an expectation that no more than 10% of nursing hours are delivered by agency.

Registered nursing care is funded by the NHS for eligible nursing home residents.

For those who are eligible, the health service will arrange and fund care provided by registered nurses employed by a care home. Services provided include planning, supervising and monitoring nursing and healthcare tasks, as well as direct care.

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