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Table 9 Cost of In-reach Team and Shared Care Model

From: In-reach specialist nursing teams for residential care homes: uptake of services, impact on care provision and cost-effectiveness

Cost Item Annual Expenditure
(2005/06 prices)
'Shared Care' Model1
(2007/08 prices)
Salaries2: IRT Nursing staff 242,3683 218,0004
Salary Physiotherapist 6,601 -
Salaries IRT Administrator5 18,704 9,500
Travel/lease cars 12,335 12,000
Uniforms/clothing allowance 629 629
Accommodation & services e.g. electricity 5,0006 5,000
Office costs e.g. telephone, stationery etc 1,992 1,900
Office equipment e.g. PCs, photocopier etc 11,958 3,000
Clinical equipment & consumables 2,726 2,800
TOTAL COST 302,313 252,829
  1. 1 Shared Care/Locality model, in-reach team draws on existing community staff (i.e. mental health nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists etc) on as and when required basis
  2. 2 Salaries include overhead costs (such as employer's National Insurance Contributions and pensions). Expenditure excludes one nurse assessor funded for 12 months (Skills for Care)
  3. 3 Core team (not fully established until November 2005) consisted of 5 WTE band 5 nurses, 3 WTE band 6 nurses & 1 WTE band 7 nurse. In addition, 18 hrs per week physiotherapist input.
  4. 4 Core team for Shared Care/Locality Model consisting of: 4 WTE band 5 nurses (working 7 am – 9 pm seven days/week) & 1 WTE band 7 nurse. Team draws on other community staff (see 1 above).
  5. 5 WTE administrator in 2005/6; 0.5 WTE administrator in Shared Care/Locality Model.
  6. 6 Based on actual charge levied for accommodation in new Resource Centre (2007)