Consultation outcome

Partnership arrangements between NHS bodies and local authorities

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Detail of outcome

Following an analysis of the consultation launched in the last Parliament the government has decided to proceed to amend the NHS Bodies and Local Authorities Partnership Regulations 2000 (as amended). The changes seek to provide a route for NHS England, clinical commissioning groups and local authorities to use a pooled fund to jointly commission additional primary medical services for areas.

This publication outlines the headline views of respondents and the government’s response to the issues highlighted.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Seeks views on bringing NHS England’s primary medical care functions into local authorities and health bodies partnership arrangements.


Consultation description

The proposed amendments to the NHS Bodies and Local Authorities Partnership Arrangements Regulations 2000 aim to provide more flexibility around pooled budgets. This would support more joined-up planning and commissioning.

The proposed change will make it possible for pooled budgets to include funding for primary medical care. This will encourage greater integration across community health, social care and primary care.

The proposal will not impose any requirements on areas or NHS England to make use of these additional flexibilities.