Integrated Care Boards (ICB) have a statutory requirement to produce an Annual Report and Accounts following the end of each financial year, setting out how they have discharged their functions and duties in the previous financial year.

NHS Dorset ICB is pleased to publish its first Annual Report and Accounts for the period 1 July 2022 to 31 March 2023. The report sets out how NHS Dorset has performed during this period. It includes our vision and aims, our achievements and challenges and how we have used our resources.

We have a clear vision to take forward into 2023-24 – working together to achieve the best possible improvements in the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Published alongside this is NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Annual Report and Accounts – 1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022. This covers the first three months of the 2022-23 financial year which brought the CCG to a close prior to the formation of NHS Dorset ICB on 1 July 2022.

Also included below is a link to the previous NHS Dorset CCG annual reports.

Mental Health Investment Standard (MHIS)

As successor body to NHS Dorset CCG, we are pleased to publish the Independent Assurance Report for the CCG’s Mental Health Investment Standard compliance for 2021/22 which shows our compliance statement was properly prepared in accordance with the criteria set out in the Assurance Engagement of the Mental Health Investment.

Although the auditors confirmed that the CCG’s Mental Health Investment Standard compliance statement has been properly prepared, the audit conclusion was qualified with an “except for” statement as the CCG based its calculation of the amount of non-eligible expenditure related to dementia care in 2021/22 on historical activity rather than its 2021/22 operational plans.

The compliance statement assures NHS England that Mental Health Investment is at least at target levels. As the CCG investment using either the historical or current calculation method was higher than target levels, the auditors did not deem it necessary to resubmit the compliance statement for 2021/22 as a result of this qualified audit.