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. 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.


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


If you are eligible for FNC a weekly payment of £183.92 (from 01 April 2020) will be made directly to the care home with nursing.


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.