Funded nursing care

Your client may be eligible for funded nursing care if: 

  • they've been declined NHS continuing healthcare but they’ve been assessed as needing care from a registered nurse
  • they live in a nursing home. 

Before finding out if your client qualifies for funded nursing care, they must go through the assessment process for NHS continuing healthcare. Normally they don't need a separate assessment. 

If your client is eligible for funded nursing care, the NHS will arrange and fund it. The care will be provided by nurses employed by the care home. 

NHS-funded nursing care is paid at the same rate across England. In April 2018, the rate was set at £158.16 a week (standard rate). 

NHS-funded nursing care payments don't affect eligibility for disability benefits such as Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments.

NHS continuing healthcare

Being assessed for NHS continuing healthcare.

Challenging NHS continuing healthcare decision

If your client has been declined NHS continuing health they can challenge the decision.

Local authority funding

Finding out whether your clients qualify for local authority funding is a two-stage process.

NHS-funded nursing care, View - NHS 

Information researched and accurate 21 June 2019. Not to be relied upon by advisers or their clients.