NHS-funded nursing care rate announced for 2019 to 2020
The NHS-funded nursing care standard rate is being increased to £165.56 from April 2019
The NHS-funded nursing care standard weekly rate per patient will increase by 4.7% from the current rate of £158.16 to £165.56 for the 2019 to 2020 financial year.
The higher rate of NHS-funded nursing care will also increase by 4.7% from the current rate of £217.59 to £227.77 per week for 2019 to 2020. This is only relevant for people who were already on the higher rate in 2007 when the single band was introduced.
Registered nursing care is funded by the NHS for eligible nursing home residents. These rates are based on an independent study of the costs of providing nursing care, undertaken by LaingBuisson.
The findings of the study have been combined with a 3.1% efficiency expectation of nursing home providers, and an expectation that no more than 10% of nursing hours are delivered by agency nurses.