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Care homes eligible for backdated payment for nurse funding

The Government says weekly 11.5% uplift for 2022-23 is in recognition of the additional time and work provided by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Government says weekly 11.5% uplift for 2022-23 is in recognition of the additional time and work provided by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

The weekly rate paid to care homes for NHS nursing care will increase by 11.5%, the Government has announced.

Thousands of care homes will also be eligible for a backdated payment for nurse funding for the past year worth £87 million.

The Government say the uplift for 2022-23 is to recognise the additional time and work provided by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister for care and mental health Gillian Keegan added: ‘Our brilliant adult social care nurses work tirelessly to support people living with a variety of health needs.

    The Government says weekly 11.5% uplift for 2022-23 is in recognition of the additional time and work provided by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The Government says weekly 11.5% uplift for 2022-23 is in recognition of the additional time and work provided by nurses during the pandemic
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    The weekly rate paid to care homes for NHS nursing care will increase by 11.5%, the Government has announced.

    Thousands of care homes will also be eligible for a backdated payment for nurse funding for the past year worth £87 million.

    The Government say the uplift for 2022-23 is to recognise the additional time and work provided by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Minister for care and mental health Gillian Keegan added: ‘Our brilliant adult social care nurses work tirelessly to support people living with a variety of health needs.

    Standard weekly rate per person will be backdated to 1 April

    ‘Increasing the weekly rate and the retrospective uplift reflects the cost of this vital work, which is carried by our valued and skilled workforce to help those who need it.

    ‘It is right we continue to review the cost of this care to ensure nurses can continue providing excellent care and support the needs of their residents.’

    The standard weekly rate per person provided for NHS-funded nursing care has increased by 11.5% from £187.60 to £209.19 for 2022-23 and will be backdated to 1 April.

    The funding is paid by the NHS directly to care homes who employ registered nurses.

    Funding vital to support nurses in planning and providing social care, says chief nurse

    The retrospective uplift means care homes will receive an additional payment of £21.93 per resident per week for 2021-22, with those on historic higher bands getting and extra £30.17.

    The higher band rate for 2022-23 with the increase, will be £287.78 per week.

    ‘Nurses across social care play an essential role in delivering high-quality, complex care to those who require the skills and expertise of registered nurses,’ added chief nurse for adult social care Deborah Sturdy.

    ‘This funding is vital to supporting their role in planning and providing care.’


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