Associations annoyed at delay in funding details

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Delay in announcing the increases in the Registered Nursing Care Contribution (RNCC) from April 2007 has drawn criticism from both the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA) and the English Community Care Association (ECCA). Speaking at Care Agenda at the end of February, RNHA chief executive Frank Ursell said he had emailed everybody he could think of in government, asking when here would be an announcement on changes to the RNCC. “I have written to the minister asking that the Commission for Social Care Inspection should look at this,” said Mr Ursell. “If the Department of Health can’t meet its own requirements, how can we?” The increases were announced on March 16, two weeks before they were due to be applied. Ann Mackay, director of policy, for ECCA, said the increases had been announced at such a late stage, it had put care home providers in a difficult position in terms of giving residents adequate notice of the changes from April 1, 2007. The Department of Health has announced that from A

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