Shropshire group cries foul over single payments for nursing care


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

In a letter to Shropshire County and Telford & Wrekin Primary Care Trusts, Shropshire Partners in Care (SPIC) says patients requiring registered nursing care will be obliged to pay £38 per week more for their care when the new single payment system is introduced this month.

SPIC is a not-for-profit organisation representing more than 180 independent nursing homes, care homes and domiciliary care companies in Shropshire.

The organisation’s chair Mandy Thorn said the fee hike was part of the new National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare announced by care services minister Ivan Lewis.

“This is a cynical move by the Department of Health to reduce the level of expenditure provided to care for the most sick and vulnerable members of our society requiring registered nursing care in nursing homes,” said Ms Thorn.

“While the new ‘streamlined’ single payment of £101 per week towards the cost of providing registered nursing care will help those cu





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