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Health and Social Care Integration: The Mini Quiz

One of the largest changes to Health and Social Care funding is taking place around between CCG’s and Local Authorities, but how much do you know about the Better Care Fund and what it really aspires to do? IMPOWER senior consultant Hamza Yusuf has put together a short quiz to test your knowledge.

(Answers are at the bottom of this page)

1. How much of the £3.8bn being pooled in 15/16 for the Better Care Fund is new or additional money?
A: £600m, B: £235m or C: £0m

2. Typically, each BCF financial submission is proposing to pool between £20m – £25m. What is the split between contributors (CCG / Local Authority)
A: 15% CCG / 85% Local Authority, B: 85% CCG / 15% Local Authority or C: 50% CCG / 50% Local Authority

3. Two of the following three statements is true:
Plans for the Better Care Fund must detail how they will provide…
A: Better data sharing between health and social care, based on the NHS number, B: Protection of NHS acute services or C: 7 day services in H&SC to support discharge

Other national conditions are:- Protection of social care services- Joint approach to assessment and accountable lead professional- Plan must be jointly agreed between CCG and Local Authority- Implication on hospital care must be set out- Must include a risk assessment and plan to mitigate consequences of failure

4. Two of the following three national metrics are real:
A: Admissions to residential care homes, B: No. of care plans in place for over 75s or C: No. of avoidable emergency admissions

Other national metrics are:- Reductions in delayed transfers of care- Effectiveness of re-ablement – how many patients still at home after 91 days- A patient / user experience user metric (still to be decided)

5. What was the Better Care Fund called before it was re-branded at the end of 2013:
A: Better Health & Social Care Fund, B: Integrated Care Transforming Fund or C: Integrated Transformation Fund

The answers are:
1. C, 2. B, 3. A & C, 4. A & C, 5. C

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