Following admission to the Home, the Charity will contact the National Health Service (NHS) and ask them to carry out an assessment of the resident for the purposes of FNC. The FNC is a contribution towards the cost of the resident’s nursing care which the NHS can award if the resident meets the NHS’s eligibility criteria. The NHS will notify the resident whether FNC has been awarded.
If the NHS awards FNC, the NHS will make payments to the Charity. These payments are currently £183.92 per week. The Charity will set the receipt of FNC payments against amounts which are invoiced to the resident in respect of their care.
If the NHS does not award FNC following an assessment, then the resident or their family may liaise with the Home Manager to request a further FNC assessment by the NHS if the resident’s nursing care needs change.