RNHA condemns ‘paltry’ increase in nursing fees support

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

Meagre increases in the Registered Nursing Care Contribution (RNCC) have been condemned by the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA). The new rates were announced in mid-March by the Department of Health (DoH), just two weeks before they came into effect on April 1st, and this has also drawn criticism from RNHA chief executive Frank Ursell, who said his association had been pressing the Department of Health (DoH) for weeks to publish details of the revised NHS contributions. “Thousands of nursing home patients across the country have been let down yet again by the Government, despite its election pledge to meet the cost of the care provided to them by registered nurses,” said Mr Ursell, responding to news that those patients currently receiving the lowest level of NHS financial support towards their care home nursing costs – £40 per week – will get no increase in the year ahead. “Whichever way you look at it, these patients will suffer a real terms cut in the level of financial help they recei

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