The National Care Forum (NCF) – the leading association of not for profit care and support providers – welcomes the announcement of an increase to Funded Nursing Care (FNC) by 11.5% for 2022-23 and a retrospective uplift for 2021-2022. Many of our members responded to the survey and research on which this decision was made. We await further detail.
Vic Rayner OBE, CEO of the NCF said:
“The increase to FNC will be widely welcomed by social care providers. This feels like a real, if overdue, acknowledgment of the role of registered nurses in adult social care and it is good to see an acknowledgment of the increased requirements on adult social care nurses supporting residents at risk of and with COVID-19. Adult social care nursing is often overlooked by policymakers but plays an instrumental role in the functioning of the wider health and social care system, and in the lives and wellbeing of people accessing social care. We want to see the government build on this announcement and look to solve the longer-term issue of nursing shortages within social care which have not received the same level of attention as NHS colleagues in government commitments.
“We now await further detail about the increase. Providers need to know when they are likely to receive backdated money as quickly as possible. We also need to understand what implication, if any, this might have for Continuing Health Care (CHC) funding rates”