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Better Care Fund

Meeting: 18/10/2022 - Cabinet (Item 13)

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This report presented Medway’s draft Better Care Fund (BCF) Plan for 2022-2023. The report explained that the approach to Better Care Fund planning over the last two years had been limited by Government, to allow for the response to the Covid pandemic.


The report advised that the Plan set out at Appendix 1 to the report had been created with consideration of strategic priorities for the NHS Kent and Medway Integrated Care Board (NHSKM), Medway Council, Medway Foundation Trust and the Health and Wellbeing Board. It had been submitted for regional assurance on 18 August 2022 and formal submission to NHS England had been required by 26 September 2022. Due to the Cabinet meeting in September having been cancelled due to the death of Her Majesty The Queen, this submission had been done provisionally, ahead of Cabinet’s approval.


The report had previously been considered by the Health and Wellbeing Board on 1 September 2022 and its comments were set out at section 5 of the report.








The Cabinet noted the comments of the Health and Wellbeing Board, set out in section 5 of the report.



The Cabinet agreed the Better Care Fund Plan for 2022/23, set out at Appendix 1 to the report and noted that the draft two-year plan for 2023 to 2025 will be brought to the Cabinet later in 2022.




Approval of the Better Care Fund Plan 2022/23 will formalise the submission made to NHS England, which had to take place as a provisional submission by 26 September 2022.