Decision details

Health & Social Care Pooled Budget Monitoring Report Q1

Decision Maker: Integrated Commissioning Board

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


An update on spend against the Health & Social Care Pooled budget as at the end of June 21 (Q1).


The Integrated Commissioning Board (ICB) considered a report of the Chief Finance Officer, which updated Members of the financial position of the pooled budget for the financial year 2021/2022, as at the end of June 2021. The pooled budget excluded the Better Care Fund (BCF), which had been reported separately to the ICB during 2021/2022. The pooled budget had been amended to take into account savings that had previously reported to the ICB.


The meeting was advised that the end of June 2021, there was a forecast over performance of £400,000 against the H&SC Pool Budget. The over performance was against health budgets and related to Non-NHS Providers (£200,000) and Adult database beds activity (£200,000).  It was anticipated that the over performance would be funded from national funding, but this would not be reflected in the Pool until the allocation had been received. Once this allocation was received the Pool would begin to show a breakeven position.


It was reported that at the end of June 2021, Forecast Covid pressures of £5.4m had been identified across the Health and Social Care Pool in relation to Children’s (£3.9m) and Adults Social Care (£1.5m). £300,000 of this will be funded via the Hospital Discharge Programme, and the remaining £5.1m would be wholly funded from Government emergency funding received by the LA leaving no in year pool Covid pressure.


that the report be noted.

Report author: Gareth Davies ( for Adult Care Directorate & Public Health & Integrated Directorate)

Publication date: 15/10/2021

Date of decision: 21/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2021 - Integrated Commissioning Board

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