Issue details

PH 21/2022/JCA - Joint Commissioners Agreement with Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group

In 2018 the Council entered into a Joint Commissioners Agreement (JCA) with Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group following a Cabinet decision. The agreement provided a framework to work together to improve health and wellbeing in the borough whilst each organisation retained its own decision making processes.
The JCA has been useful in providing a framework for joint commissioning but has now exhausted all contract extensions.

The JCA is a legally-binding commitment to develop integrated commissioning and builds on the previously agreed Memorandum of Understanding between the Council and CCG.

The Agreement sets out the work required to support the parties as they work towards effective joint commissioning and provide necessary legal assurances for both the Council and CCG. The JCA provides the strategic commitment to bring commissioning together for the benefit of Doncaster residents, and to jointly address the financial challenges in the health and care system.

The Agreement will commit both parties to work together during 2022/23 in the areas of opportunity through existing contracts (i.e. joint work to support integrated working but not full joint investment and re-contracting of services in 2022/23).

The Agreement sets out the areas of joint development, the aims, integration goals and commissioning actions for each of the areas of opportunity. Importantly, there are no plans in 2022/23 to replace existing provider contracts with new jointly commissioned and delivered contracts.

The JCA also provides stability as the South Yorkshire NHS is established on the 1st July 2022.

There are no material changes to this new JCA.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/06/2022

Decision due: 14 Jun 2022 by Director of Public Health

Contact: Dr Rupert Suckling, Director of Public Health Email: