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|4 Jun 2018, 3:59 p.m.||Better Care Fund||Seema Malhotra|
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which initiatives by English region receive funding from the Better Care fund; and how much funding each such initiative has received.
Answer (Caroline Dinenage)
The Better Care Fund (BCF) is a universal policy for local authorities and clinical commissioning groups to pool budgets for the purposes of integrated care. Local areas develop BCF plans according to their local needs (including mental health), as outlined in the Integration and Better Care Fund Planning Requirements for 2017-19*. Plans are agreed locally by Health and Wellbeing Boards. Data is not collected centrally on how much BCF funding is used to address mental health needs. A Quality and Outcomes of Person-centred Care Policy Research Unit system-level evaluation of the BCF is underway, with the final report planned for this summer and this will contain detail on different categories of BCF spend.
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