Next Steps on implementing the Integration Transformation Fund

The Local Government Association and NHS England have published further guidance on how CCGs and councils should work together to develop their plans for the pooling of £3.8 billion of funding, announced by the Government in the June 2013 spending round, to ensure a transformation in integrated health and social care. The 'Integration Transformation Fund' (see below) is a single pooled budget to support health and social care services to work more closely together in local areas. The publication provides further advice, ahead of the formal planning guidance in December, on how the Fund will operate. The publication also includes a draft plan submission template.