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Free Nursing Care Rises 11.5%

The weekly rate for NHS-funded nursing care has increased by 11.5% from £187.60 to £209.19 and the uplift will be backdated to 1 April 2022.


For those on the higher rate before 2007, their rate will increase to £287.78 per week.


In addition, care providers are to receive a retrospective uplift of an extra £87 million for nursing care during 2021 to 2022. This is in recognition of the additional time and work provided by nurses in care homes during the Covid pandemic.


Minister for Care Gillian Keegan commented, “Our brilliant adult social care nurses work tirelessly to support people living with a variety of health needs. Increasing the weekly rate and the retrospective uplift reflects the cost of this vital work which is carried by our valued and skilled workforce to help those who need it.”


The retrospective COVID-19 uplift provides additional payments of £21.93 per resident per week for 2021 to 2022.

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