ECCA warns nursing fees are inadequate

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

Marginal increases in the Registered Nursing Care Contribution (RNCC) announced by the Department of Health (DoH) will not meet increasing costs incurred by nursing care providers, according to the English Community Care Association (ECCA), which says it eagerly awaits more equitable and transparent costs once the continuing care criteria have been decided and implemented. ECCA chief executive Martin Green said the slim increases did not reflect the true cost of providing nursing care and came during a month when the sector saw substantial increases in CSCI fees, CRB fees and insurance premiums. “Care homes are an essential part of the continuum of care and the important role that they play in significantly reducing the number of hospital admissions should be recognised and applauded,” said Mr Green. “In order for providers to deliver high quality care they must be paid accordingly, or it will lead to further pressure on NHS hospital beds.” The DoH announced that from April 1, RNCC bands would be as follows:

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