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What is NHS Continuing Healthcare and Funded Nursing Care?

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NHS continuing healthcare is the name given to a package of care which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS.  Some people have continuing healthcare arranged for them in a nursing home.  Other people have care in their own home or elsewhere in the community.

Anyone who is eligible for continuing healthcare is also eligible to access regular NHS services, such as care from their GP or local hospital.  The NHS would not fund regular NHS services in a package of continuing healthcare because they are already available, unless there were exceptional circumstances.

Funded nursing care is the name given to a weekly payment made by the NHS in specific circumstances.  The payments can only be made to a care home with nursing, to pay for care from a registered nurse.  The weekly payment is set by the Government.  It is currently £158.16 Per Week and is usually increased each April.

NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

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