NHS Funded Nursing Care in Care Homes and Continuing Health Care

NHS-funded nursing care 

NHS-funded nursing care is care provided by a registered nurse, paid for by the NHS, for people who live in a care home. Your needs will be assessed to decide if you're eligible for NHS-funded nursing care. 

  • If you are funding your own care this will usually be applied for by the care home you are living in or plan to live in
  • If your care is being funded by Adult Social Care they will apply for this on your behalf.

NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC)

NHS Continuing Healthcare covers 100% of care fees for people who need full-time care primarily for health reasons, and is available whether you are in a care home, in your own home, in a hospice or somewhere else.

  • If you’re in a care home, NHS Continuing Healthcare covers all care fees, including the costs of accommodation.
  • If you’re receiving full time care at home, Continuing Healthcare covers all nursing care plus personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.) plus any household costs directly related to care needs.

Local Arrangements

NHS Funded Nursing Care and Continuing Care for people living in Milton Keynes is funded by Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Clinical Commissioning Group.

Please see their webpages for more information including how to apply.  Please note Continuing Healthcare eligibility is regularly reviewed.

Adult Services - Adult Social Care ACCESS Team

Adult Social Care ACCESS Team contact information

Monday to Friday 8:45am - 5:00pm, Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ