ECCA deplores delay on nursing care settlement
The English Community Care Association (ECCA) has responded to the Department of Health’s announcement that increases in the Registered Nursing Care Contribution (RNCC), which forms part of the fees of older people in care homes who receive nursing care, will be delayed pending the report of the Nurses Pay Review body.
ECCA’s chief executive Martin Green said the Department of Health had shown both incompetence and a lack of fairness in the way it have dealt with the RNCC changes.
“The news that increases in RNCC scales are to await the report of the Nurses Pay Review body was buried in the depths of the DoH website,” said Mr Green.
“This shows that the Department is not in step with the fact that much of the care delivered to vulnerable people is delivered in the independent and not the public sector.
“There is a serious mismatch between a Department whose policy is to stimulate the development of a plural economy of care, but which at the same time only und