How can we commission integrated care?

Toolkit chapter 7

This chapter explains how pooled budgets can support integrated care and describes the budgets that local areas could pool. It also sets out the joint governance options so that commissioners can make decisions together about how pooled budgets are used and manage performance of shared outcomes from provider networks.


  1. Section 1 What do we want to achieve by pooling budgets? View section
  2. Section 2 What budgets could we pool? View section
  3. Section 3 What are the joint governance options? View section

Reading this section will help you answer

  • What budgets would we pool locally?
  • How would we jointly govern any pooled budgets?
  • What role would service users have in our joint governance?
  • What are our next steps to get going