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  • Survey for nursing homes on FNC January 6, 2022
    The Department of Health and Social Care is undertaking research on NHS-Funded Nursing Care (FNC) to inform the 2022/23 rate and assess the impact of COVID-19 on FNC and associated costs in 2021/22. Nursing homes are invited to participate in the FNC Cost Collection Survey. You can start the survey at any time by opening the ...
  • Beacon fears many people wrongfully denied an assessment for NHS care funding during the pandemic October 11, 2021
    An analysis of calls to our helpline has raised concerns around screening practices for NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) eligibility during the pandemic. The usual way to determine if a patient should be assessed for CHC eligibility is through a screening process. The ONLY screening tool that is sanctioned by the Department of Health and Social ...
  • Government announces overhaul of social care funding in England September 7, 2021
    The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has today announced an overhaul of the way that social care is funded in England. Unlike NHS Continuing Healthcare, social care funding is means tested, so the level at which councils contribute to care costs are based on the value of savings and assets held by an individual. The underlying details ...
  • Judicial review of CHC refused June 30, 2021
    A High Court Judge has refused permission for the judicial review of the Government and NHS England, over the NHS Continuing Healthcare system, to proceed. Retired Rear Admiral Philip Mathias launched a crowdfunding campaign in 2020, which has raised over £100,000 to date, to support the action. His legal team have begun preparations to appeal the decision. Dan ...
  • NHS-funded Nursing Care to rise from 1 April 2021 March 18, 2021
    The Department of Health and Social Care has announced that the standard rate they will pay for NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC) is to rise by 2% to £187.60 per week from 1 April 2021. FNC is the contribution paid by the NHS toward the costs of a place in a care home with nursing for eligible ...