Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval to extend the Section 75
Arrangements for 2021/22 by up to 12 months while a new Section 75
agreement is being developed.
RECOMMENDED to the Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housingthat
1. The S75 for 2021/22 will be extended by a further 12 months (1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023), while a new S75 is developed for 2023/24,between BFC and Frimley CCG.
2. Authority be delegated to the Executive Director for People to agree the extended S75 with an estimated expenditure as per para 5.4 for the services listed in para 5.4.
3. The extension to the S75 will cover any changes to the legal footing of Frimley CCG, as a new statutory corporate body – an NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) will likely replace Frimley CCG in 2022.
An anticipated 3-month delay to the Health and Care Bill’s final approval means that
Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) will now, not have a statutory footing until the summer of 2022. Therefore, to meaningfully plan for the impact of legislative changes on local governance and joint commissioning arrangements, it is preferable to move the development of a new S75 during 2022.
Not extending the Section 75 agreement beyond 21/22 would mean that the
arrangements covering joint commissioning and the pooled budgets between Frimley
CCG and the BFC would not be covered until a new S75 is agreed. This is not the
preferred option for legal compliance and transparency reasons; specifically, the Better Care Fund national conditions require for a S75 to be in place.
Reason Key: Expenditure >£400,000 & Affects more than 1 ward.;
Financial Impact: To be incorporated into the report
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Discussions with internal colleagues and the
Legal, Commissioning, Frimley CCG
Contact: Amy Jones, Head of Strategic Commissioning Email: Amy.Jones@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.
Report author: Amy Jones
Publication date: 15/03/2022
Date of decision: 15/03/2022
Decided at meeting: 15/03/2022 - Executive
Effective from: 23/03/2022