To consider the attached report from the Chief Finance Officer (Health & Social Care Integration)
Consideration was given to a report of the Chief Finance Officer – Health & Social Care Integration, updating the Integrated Commissioning Board on the financial position of the pooled budget for the financial year 2020/21 as at the end of July 2020.
Members were informed the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a change in funding arrangements for the Clinical Commissioning Group, and there is uncertainty around the impact will have on both partners.
The CCG opening pool gap on the Health & Social Care pooled budget for 2020/21 was £4.1m. As at the end of July 2020 a £0.5m pool pressure in relation to Adult Social Care budgets. This had reduced from a £2m pressure reported in May primarily due to a non-recurrent £1m additional contribution from the Clinical Commissioning Group towards the cost of expensive placements and a forecast £0.5m underspend due to a reduction in residential placements.
It is a requirement of the Local Authority and National Health Service England to monitor budgets. This report updates the monitoring against the 2020/21 budget which is a requirement of the Section 75 agreement. Therefore no alternatives were considered.
That the Health and Social Care Pooled Budget Monitoring Report be noted.
Reason for resolution
To comply with budget monitoring requirements.