This King’s Fund evidence-based guide has been produced to assist discussions between Clinical Commissioning Groups, Local Authorities and Health and Wellbeing Boards about best use of the “Better Care Fund” for achieving integrated care.
“The June 2013 Spending Round announced the creation of a £3.8 billion Integration Transformation Fund – now referred to as the Better Care Fund – described as ‘a single pooled budget for health and social care services to work more closely together in local areas, based on a plan agreed between the NHS and local authorities”.
Making best use of the Better Care Fund (Integration opportunities of joint £3.8bn health and care fund). London: King’s Fund, January 14th 2014.
Bennett, L. [and] Humphries, R. (2014). Making best use of the Better Care Fund: Spending to save? London: King’s Fund, January 2014.