Decision Maker: Executive Director: People
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
For the Executive Director: People and
Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing to approve
and authorise the Section 75 Agreement 2023 – 2025 and
Schedules between Bracknell Forest Council and Frimley Integrated
The Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing and the Executive Director: People approve and sign the core S75 Agreement and Schedules as per the delegated authority awarded at the Executive in March 2023
The current S75 Agreement expires 31March 2023.
Existing and new services that are jointly commissioned and/or
funded through a pooled budget need to be covered through a S75
Agreement in order to be compliant with
the NHS Act 2006 and have a clear working protocol between Frimley
ICB and Bracknell Forest Council.
The current S75 Agreement requires a refresh in the
context of the devolution of all CCG’s and the formation of
Integrated Care Boards. Further opportunity exists to review our
joint working approach in the context of inflation, joint uplift
processes and renewal timeframes.
In addition, the Better Care Fund Schedule and
Heathlands Schedule have been updated to reflect current
The Better Care Fund (BCF) is one of the
government’s national vehicles for driving health and social
care integration. It requires integrated care boards (ICBs) and
local government to agree a joint plan, owned by the Health and
Wellbeing Board (HWB). The joint plans utilise pooled budgets to
support integration and is governed by an agreement under section
75 of the NHS Act (2006)
v. The Better Care Fund policy framework is published each year and outlines national conditions and metrics. Local Health and Wellbeing Boards are able to set their own priorities driven by local need. Stringent joint planning and review activity is undertaken throughout the year to ensure an integrated approach to providing joined up care.
Other options such as extending the existing S75 Agreement or not
renewing the S75 Agreement are not feasible options as would lead
us to be non-compliant.
ii. An alternative approach to developing a separate S75 agreement for each individual joint service has been considered but there is joint agreement that this approach is not efficient, time and resource heavy and would lead to repetition across the various S75’s.
Reason Key: Expenditure >£400,000 & Affects more than 1 ward.;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Spend for these schedules will be determined by the Better Care Fund policy framework
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director : People
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Internal and Frimley Integrated Care
Legal, Commissioning, Frimley Integrated Care
Contact: Grainne Siggins, Executive Director People Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 07/02/2024
Date of decision: 07/02/2024
Effective from: 16/02/2024