NHS Nursing Care Contribution

NHS Nursing Care Contribution

NHS-funded nursing care is funding paid directly to a nursing home for care provided by registered nurses employed by the home. Services provided regularly by a registered nurse are likely to involve:

  • provision of nursing care supervision or monitoring of care provided by a non-registered nurse
  • planning and reviewing a care plan
  • monitoring and reviewing medication needs
  • identifying and addressing potential health problems.

Eligibility for NHS-funded nursing care in a nursing home should not be considered until it has been agreed that you are not eligible for NHS continuing healthcare and that a place in a nursing home is the best option for meeting your needs. It is particularly pertinent to consider if a nursing home offers the best option, when you are about to be discharged from hospital following an unplanned admission, and up to this point were living in your own home.