Rise to NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC) from 1 April 2024

Posted on: April 11th, 2024 by Amy

Rise to NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC) from 1 April 2024

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a 7.4% rise to the standard rate of NHS-funded Nursing Care (FNC), from £219.71 to £235.88 per week from 1 April 2024.

FNC is the contribution paid by the NHS toward the costs of a place in a care home with nursing for eligible people assessed as needing the help of a registered nurse. Tens of thousands of people in the UK receive FNC.

The higher rate of NHS-funded Nursing Care has also risen by 7.4%, from £302.25 to £324.50. This allows care home residents with specific healthcare needs to benefit from direct nursing care and services.

The uplift for the 2024 to 2025 financial year is based on adult social care data which is quality assured and independently verified, and cost collection data submitted by adult social care providers which has been quality assured.

Dan Harbour, Managing Director of Beacon, says:

We recommend that people highlight the new FNC rate to the Manager of your nursing home, and check your bills to make sure the increase is reflected from 1 April. 


It is good to see this more substantial increase in the rate to previous years following consultation with the Department of Health and Social Care, which will go towards helping to ease the financial burden currently on the care sector.”

Click here to read more about the increased funding on gov.uk.

NB: In all cases individuals should have been considered for NHS Continuing Healthcare eligibility before a decision is reached for FNC.

How Beacon can help

If you have any questions about NHS-funded Nursing Care, please take a look at our FAQs.

If you need further assistance, you can download our Free Navigational Toolkit or contact us via our Talk to Us contact form.

Photo courtesy of Alexander Caminada via the Centre for Ageing Better age-positive image library.

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