How to bring budgets together to develop coordinated care provision

Published: August 2019

This guide sets out tips, tools and practical examples of how resources can be aligned in a more effective way, enabling health and care areas to provide better person-centred and coordinated care. It covers:

  • building trust and anchoring pooled budgets in a shared definition of outcomes
  • agreeing joint budgets and risk share between commissioners
  • payment models: developing the model with providers
  • contracting models: awarding the contract and monitoring impact.

Video introduction

John Britt, Head of Adults Partnership Commissioning & Better Care Fund, Medway, suggests that in an integrated health and care system, we should look at doing things differently to improve efficiency.

The guide is aimed at finance leads and strategic and operational leads across health and care organisations.