Decision details

Variation of the BCF Section 75 Agreement in line with HM Government’s Hospital Discharge Service: Policy and Operating Model Guidance

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Care Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The government is making additional funding available, via the NHS, for the

Implementation of its Hospital Discharge Service: Policy and Operating Model

Guidance, on how to support the safe and timely discharge of people who no

longer need to stay in hospital (the “Discharge Requirements”).


The report seeks approval:

• to accept the additional NHS funding for pooled funds use under the Better Care Fund (BCF) Section 75 Partnership Agreement (the “Partnership Agreement”); and

• to enter in a Deed of Variation of the Partnership Agreement between the London Boroughs of Havering, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham; and the respective Clinical Commissioning Groups, to effect the necessary changes.

To allow for costs relating to discharged persons aged 18+ to be recharged to the CCG from 1st September to 31st March 2021 in accordance with the NHS England & NHS Improvement Covid-19 Hospital Discharges Finance Guidance within the s75 BCF Deed of Variation Agreement.

The cumulative value of the schemes associated with the decision is: likely to

result in expenditure, which is over £500,000; and to be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in two or more wards.

Publication date: 01/04/2021

Date of decision: 01/04/2021

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