Decision details

Urgent Items of Business

Decision Maker: Integrated Commissioning Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Board agreed to receive as an item of urgent business a report of the Chief Finance Officer, Health and Social Care Integration which set out the Pooled fund opening budget and proposed risk share arrangements for 2022/23.


Rochdale Council had approved a balanced budget 2022/23 at Budget Council on 3rd Mar 2022. The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Governing Body had approved a draft budget for 2022/23 on 18th Mar 2022 in line with the allocations received. The final CCG budgets would not be confirmed until 28th Apr as per the national NHS timetable.


The last guidance for 2022/23 stated that CCGs would continue under command and control paying NHS providers block contract payments.


The CCG had modelled the potential expenditure that the CCG might incur in 2022/23 in line with the operational planning guidance issued by National Service England (NHSE).



1.    That the approved opening budget for the Council and approved draft budget for the CCG be noted;

2.    That the continuation of the Section 75 agreement for 2022/23 be approved and the Chief Executive be given delegated authority to sign the documentation for the Section 75 agreement;

3.    That the pausing of the risk share within Section 75 continue in 2022/23 and that both partners continue to be responsible for their own pooled fund gap;

4.    That it be noted that the CCG would cease to exist as a legal entity from 1st Jul 2022 on the assumption that the Health and Social Care Bill would be passed by this date. The Integrated Care Board (ICB) across Greater Manchester would be the successor organisation as such would be a party to the Section 75 with the Council following novation of the Section 75 to the ICB.


Reason for Recommendations:

This report updated the ICB on the Health and Social Care pooled budgets for 2022/23 in line with National Health Services England 9NHSE) guidelines. As part of operating a pooled budget regular monitoring reports are required.


The Better Care Fund had been excluded from the pooled fund and would be reported separately to ICB in line with NHSE requirements for reporting each quarter.  

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 29/03/2022

Date of decision: 29/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 29/03/2022 - Integrated Commissioning Board

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