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Future Commissioning of Mental Health Services

The report considers the options for achieving integrated commissioning and recommends that this is achieved by Sheffield City Council incrementally pooling its mental health budgets with Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group‘s mental health budgets–This would be achieved by expanding the existing Section 75 Agreement between SCC and CCG.


The new arrangement would necessitate:


  • Ending the Section 75 Agreement between SCC and the Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust Foundation Trust (SHSCFT);
  • Sheffield City Council becoming an associate to the contract(s) between Sheffield CCG and SHSCFT for the delivery of mental health services; and,
  • Establishing new joint oversight arrangements for the commissioning of mental health services and support (which would include democratically elected members and CCG clinical leads).


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure/savings > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/07/2016

Scrutiny Committee: Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee;

Decision due: 14 Oct 2016 by Leader of the Council

Lead director: Executive Director, Communities

Department: Communities

Contact: Joe Fowler, Director of Commissioning Email: Tel: 27 34605.

Date agenda documents available: TBC


  • Report of the Executive Director, Communities