NHS-Funded Nursing Care

Funded Nursing Care (FNC) payments are paid to contribute towards the nursing element of your care in a care home with nursing.

You do not need to apply for FNC as the nursing home will apply for this. The Manager of the care home with nursing will advise us of your admission and a Continuing Healthcare Clinical Assessor will carry out an assessment to determine if you are eligible for FNC payments.

You or your legal representative will be advised in writing of your eligibility.

For further information or if you have a query about Funded Nursing Care please see the Department of Health Public Information leaflet, the NHS-funded Nursing Care Practice Guide July 2013 (Revised) or contact the FNC Administration on 0300 303 8674.

Assessments

FNC assessments are undertaken on admission to a care home with nursing or in hospital prior to the admission.

Payments

If you are eligible for FNC a weekly payment of £155.05 (from April 2017) will be made directly to the care home with nursing.

Complaints

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of a decision relating to your eligibility for NHS-funded nursing care, you are entitled to ask for a review of that decision. 

If you remain dissatisfied following local re-consideration you can pursue the matter through the NHS complaints procedure.

Relevant Documentation

Funded Nursing Care Assessment Forms, Consent Forms and the Continuing Healthcare Checklist for Assessors to complete can be found in the 'Downloads' section of this page.