HC Deb 02 March 2004 vol 418 cc883-4W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the first annual review of registered nursing care contributions fees; and for what reason the review has not yet been published. [156318]

Dr. Ladyman

The revised monetary values attached to national health service-funded nursing care from April 2004, depending on level of need, are as follows:

  • Low band—£40 per week (remains the same).
  • Medium band—£77.50 per week (increased from £75 per week).
  • High band—£125 per week (increased from £120 per week).

On a case-by-case basis, primary care trusts will be able to agree an amount between £40 per week and the medium band, depending on the individual's needs.

consultation paper "Making Amends" that support and compensation should be available to neurologically impaired babies, but that children with genetic or chromosomal abnormality would be excluded; and whether the recommendation would result in a difference in the support available to neurologically impaired children and their carers dependent on the cause of their neurological impairment. [156403]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The Department is currently analysing the many responses that were received to the consultation on "Making Amends". These responses and discussions with key stakeholders are informing the development of detailed policy, which we are aiming to publish later this year.