Funded nursing care rate set by Welsh local health boards unlawful


Re: R (Forge Care Homes Ltd & Ors) v Cardiff & Vale University Health Board & Ors [2015] EWHC 601 (Admin)

The funded nursing care rate fixed by Welsh local health boards for 2014 was unlawful as, in defining the services that they had to provide under the Health and Social Care Act 2001, s 49, the boards had erred in adopting a task-based approach and restricting the services to the tasks that only a registered nurse could perform.

Mathew Purchase was involved in this case.