Department of Health
Government to review NHS funding of nursing in care homes
The Department of Health is to review the rate paid by the NHS to private care providers (nursing homes) for nursing services.
This review will consider whether the rate paid is reflective of the costs of providing this important service and supports high quality out-of-hospital care.
The department intends to complete the review in this financial year.
NHS-funded nursing care was introduced by the Health and Social Services Act 2001, which made care provided by registered nurses in nursing homes an NHS responsibility.
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