Policy paper

Better Care Fund: how it will work in 2015 to 2016

The Better Care Fund (BCF) will provide financial support for councils and NHS organisations to jointly plan and deliver local services.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Better Care Fund: policy framework


This document sets out the agreed way in which the Better Care Fund will be implemented in 2015 to 2016. It covers such issues as:

  • the legal and financial basis of the fund
  • conditions of access to the fund
  • the assurance and approval process
  • payment for performance metrics

The document needs to be read alongside the NHS Mandate.

Published 12 December 2014