NHS CONTINUING HEALTHCARE FUNDING & REGISTERED NURSING CARE CONTRIBUTION

NHS Continuing Healthcare funding is care outside of hospital that is arranged and funded by the NHS. It is also sometimes known as fully-funded NHS care. To be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare funding, the person must be assessed as having a "primary health need" and have a complex medical condition and substantial and ongoing care needs.

If someone isn't eligible for NHS continuing healthcare but they are in a nursing home (a care home that is registered to provide nursing care), they may be eligible for the NHS-funded Registered Nursing Care Contribution (RNCC). This means that the NHS will pay a fixed amount as a contribution towards the cost of the nursing element of their total Care Home fees.

NHS-funded nursing care is only used to pay for the costs of nursing care. People who get it will still need to pay for their accommodation, board and personal care.