An end of year report which will detail
progress of the Better Care Fund (BCF) and the Improved Better Care
Fund (IBCF) in a year when circumstances led to there being no
formal plan written. Progress is therefore reported on the
expectations laid out in the previous year and new requirements in
response to the COVID pandemic. The forward plan for BCF and IBCF
is described within the report, recognising that the expectations
set for 2021/2022 are subject to variation in response to a number
of factors, including: COVID impact; CCG mergers; and Integrated
Care System Plans.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward or a significant community;
Decision status: For Determination
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/12/2020
Decision due: 15 Apr 2021 by Joint Commissioning Board
Lead director: Director of Quality & Integration
Department: Joint Commissioning Board
Contact: Moraig Forrest-Charde Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slippage/Variations/Reason for Withdrawal: The BCF end of year report and priorities for 2021/2022 is guided by the national BCF team, the guidance for the end of year report was published within the last week therefore generating some delay in the completion of this work. At this point in time the guidance on priority identification has not been published by the national BCF team, this along with the Covid related time constraints of relevant parties has necessitated a delay. Decision due date for Joint Commissioning Board changed to 15/04/2021. Item withdrawn from the plan for the February date due to pressures and re-instated to the Plan for a decision at the April meeting.