Decision details

Authority to Enter into a Section 75 Agreement Between the City of Westminster and NHS North West London CCG

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

National Health Service Act 2006 and the NHS Bodies and Local Authorities Partnership Arrangements Regulations 2006 provide for the local authorities and NHS bodies (including the CCG) to be able to enter into partnership agreement to manage and maintain pooled funds for health-related integrated services delivery.

 

The key decision will enable Westminster to enter in to the s75 Partnership Agreement.

Decision:

Decision

 

The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health has agreed to delegate  authority to the Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Public Health to: 
 

  1. Negotiate and finalise the terms for the Section 75 Agreement for Better Care Funded Services between the City of Westminster and the North West London Clinical Commissioning Group (and any successor body); and 

 

  1. Negotiate and finalise appropriate terms for any variations to the Section 75 Agreement for Better Care Funded Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health. 

 

Reasons for Decision   

 

1.     One of the most ambitious programmes ever introduced across the NHS and local government, the BCF encourages integration by requiring CCGs and local authorities to enter into pooled budget arrangements and agree an integrated spending plan. The BCF national condition for grant funding is that a signed Section 75 Agreement is in place between the Local Authority and the CCG. If this condition is not met, NHS England is able to direct the CCG in our Health and Wellbeing Board area as to the use of the funding. 

 

2.     With the recent changes in the NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group to NHS North West London Clinical Commissioning Group there is a need to have a new Section 75 Agreement in place. 

 

3.     A Cabinet Member decision is required as the local authority will be incurring expenditure which is, or the making of savings which are, significant having regard to the relevant local authority’s budget for the service or function to which the decision relates or has significant local impact on communities living across two or more wards of the borough. 

 

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 02/02/2022

Date of decision: 02/02/2022

Effective from: 10/02/2022

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