Annual Reports

The NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) was established in 2022. The ICB’s first annual report will be published in 2023.

The annual report will demonstrate the performance of the ICB over the course of the financial year. This will include our aims and strategies, how we’ve spent our budget, and where the ICB has seen improvements in the health services provided.

On this page you will also find past annual reports of the NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk, NHS North East Essex and NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The CCGs were were dissolved in 2022, and the functions they were responsible for are now undertaken by the NHS Suffolk & North East Essex ICB.

NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG

You can find archived annual reports and associated documents from the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG via the UK Government Web Archive.

Read the Mental Health Investment Standard Reasonable Assurance Report 2021-22 – NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG as HTML (below) or download as a PDF.

Independent Reasonable Assurance Report in connection with the 2021/22 Mental Health Investment Standard Compliance Statement to NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (the successor body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group) and NHS England for the year ended 31 March 2022.

To: NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (‘the ICB’), the successor body of NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (‘the CCG’) and NHS England.

We were engaged by NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board to report on the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance and the accompanying management assertion therein for its predecessor, NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG, for the year ended 31 March 2022, in the form of an independent reasonable assurance conclusion about whether the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance is properly prepared, in all material respects, based on NHS England’s Assurance Engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021122 – Briefing Guidance.

ICB’s Responsibilities

The Accountable Officer of the ICB (as successor body of the CCG) is responsible for preparing the Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance that is free from material misstatement in accordance with the calculations and definitions specified by NHS England in its Assurance Engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021/22 – Briefing Guidance, which specifies which figures should be used to derive the headline calculations which support the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance and how they should be calculated, and for the information contained therein.

This responsibility includes: designing, implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance that is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Our Responsibilities

Our responsibility is to examine the Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance prepared by the ICB and to report thereon in the form of an independent reasonable assurance conclusion based on the evidence obtained. We conducted our engagement in accordance with UK Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE (UK) 3000), Assurance engagements other than audits or reviews of historical financial information. That standard requires that we comply with ethical requirements, including independence requirements, and plan and perform our procedures to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance is properly prepared, in all material respects in accordance with NHS England’s Assurance engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021122 – Briefing Guidance.

Scope of the Assurance Engagement

The procedures selected depend on our judgment, including the assessment of the risks of whether due to fraud or error.

In making those risk assessments, we have considered internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance in order to design assurance procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purposes of expressing a conclusion as to the effectiveness of the ICB’s internal control over the preparation and presentation of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance. Our engagement also included: assessing the appropriateness of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance, evaluating the appropriateness of the methods, policies and procedures, and models used in the preparation of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance and the reasonableness of estimates made by the ICB. Reasonable assurance is less than absolute assurance.

We believe that the evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our conclusion.

Conclusion

Our conclusion has been formed on the basis of, and is subject to, the matters outlined in this report.

On the basis of our work, we are satisfied that NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance, prepared in respect of its predecessor NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG for the year ended 31 March 2022, has been properly prepared, in all material respects, based on the criteria set out by NHS England in its Assurance Engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021/22 – Briefing Guidance.

Restriction of Use of Our Report

Our report should not be regarded as suitable to be used or relied on by any party wishing to acquire rights against us other than the ICB or NHS England for any purpose or in any context. Any party other than the ICB or NHS England who obtains access to our report or a copy thereof and chooses to rely on our report (or any part thereof) will do so at its own risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we accept or assume no responsibility and deny any liability to any party other than the ICB and NHS England for our work, for this independent reasonable assurance report, or for the conclusions we have reached.

Our report is released to the ICB and NHS England on the basis that it shall not be copied, referred to or disclosed, in whole or in part (save for the ICB’s own internal purposes and for sharing with NHS England), without our prior written consent, except that it may be published on the CCG’s or ICB’s website alongside its Statement of Compliance.

Signed: BDO LLP
Chartered Accountants London
United Kingdom
25 May 2023
BDO LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC305127).

Read the 06L Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance 21-22 as HTML (below) or download as a PDF.

Letter dated 25th May 2023

Subject: MHIS Statement of Compliance
All CCGs were required to plan to achieve the Mental Health Investment Standard in 2021/22 and CCGs were required to spend greater than or equal to the 2021/22 target spend number provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

As the Accountable Officer of Suffolk and North East Essex ICB (the successor body of Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG), I am responsible for the preparation of the Mental Health Investment Standard Compliance Statement (the “Statement”) for the year ended 31 March 2022 and for the financial information that forms the basis of the calculation on which the Statement is derived. This includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal controls relevant to the preparation of the Statement to ensure that mental health expenditure is correctly classified and included in the calculations, and that the Statement is free from material mis-statement, whether due to fraud or error.

To the best of my knowledge and belief I have properly discharged my responsibilities, with regard to reporting against the Mental Health Investment Standard.

I consider that Ipswich & East Suffolk CCG complied with the requirements of the Mental Health Investment Standard for 2021/22. The 2021/22 target spend was £59,358,000 and actual spend was £59,440,854.

Signed: Ed Garratt
Accountable Officer
Suffolk and North East Essex ICB (the successor body of Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG)
Date: 25th May 2023

NHS North East Essex CCG

You can find archived annual reports and associated documents from the NHS North East Essex CCG via the UK Government Web Archive.

Read the Mental Health Investment Standard Reasonable Assurance Report 2021-22 – NHS North East Essex CCG as HTML (below) or download as a PDF.

Independent Reasonable Assurance Report in connection with the 2021/22 Mental Health Investment Standard Compliance Statement to NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (the successor body of NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group) and NHS England for the year ended 31 March 2022

To: NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (‘the ICB’), the successor body of NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (‘the CCG’) and NHS England

We were engaged by NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board to report on the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance and the accompanying management assertion therein for its predecessor, NHS North East Essex CCG, for the year ended 31 March 2022, in the form of an independent reasonable assurance conclusion about whether the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance is properly prepared, in all material respects, based on NHS England’s Assurance Engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021122 – Briefing Guidance.

ICB’s Responsibilities

The Accountable Officer of the ICB (as successor body of the CCG) is responsible for preparing the Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance that is free from material misstatement in accordance with the calculations and definitions specified by NHS England in its Assurance Engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021/22 – Briefing Guidance, which specifies which figures should be used to derive the headline calculations which support the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance and how they should be calculated, and for the information contained therein.

This responsibility includes: designing, implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance that is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Our Responsibilities

Our responsibility is to examine the Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance prepared by the ICB and to report thereon in the form of an independent reasonable assurance conclusion based on the evidence obtained. We conducted our engagement in accordance with UK Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE (UK) 3000), Assurance engagements other than audits or reviews of historical financial information. That standard requires that we comply with ethical requirements, including independence requirements, and plan and perform our procedures to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance is properly prepared, in all material respects in accordance with NHS England’s Assurance engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021122 – Briefing Guidance.

Scope of the Assurance Engagement

The procedures selected depend on our judgment, including the assessment of the risks of whether due to fraud or error.

In making those risk assessments, we have considered internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance in order to design assurance procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purposes of expressing a conclusion as to the effectiveness of the ICB’s internal control over the preparation and presentation of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance. Our engagement also included: assessing the appropriateness of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance, evaluating the appropriateness of the methods, policies and procedures, and models used in the preparation of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance and the reasonableness of estimates made by the ICB. Reasonable assurance is less than absolute assurance.

We believe that the evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our conclusion.

Conclusion

Our conclusion has been formed on the basis of, and is subject to, the matters outlined in this report.

On the basis of our work, we are satisfied that NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance, prepared in respect of its predecessor NHS North East Essex CCG for the year ended 31 March 2022, has been properly prepared, in all material respects, based on the criteria set out by NHS England in its Assurance Engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021/22 – Briefing Guidance.

Restriction of Use of Our Report

Our report should not be regarded as suitable to be used or relied on by any party wishing to acquire rights against us other than the ICB or NHS England for any purpose or in any context. Any party other than the ICB or NHS England who obtains access to our report or a copy thereof and chooses to rely on our report (or any part thereof) will do so at its own risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we accept or assume no responsibility and deny any liability to any party other than the ICB and NHS England for our work, for this independent reasonable assurance report, or for the conclusions we have reached.

Our report is released to the ICB and NHS England on the basis that it shall not be copied, referred to or disclosed, in whole or in part (save for the ICB’s own internal purposes and for sharing with NHS England), without our prior written consent, except that it may be published on the CCG’s or ICB’s website alongside its Statement of Compliance.

Signed: BDO LLP
Chartered Accountants London
United Kingdom
25 May 2023
BDO LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC305127).

Read the 06T Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance 21-22 as HTML (below) or download as a PDF.

Letter dated 25th May 2023

Subject: MHIS Statement of Compliance

All CCGs were required to plan to achieve the Mental Health Investment Standard in 2021/22 and CCGs were required to spend greater than or equal to the 2021/22 target spend number provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

As the Accountable Officer of Suffolk and North East Essex ICB (the successor body of North East Essex CCG), I am responsible for the preparation of the Mental Health Investment Standard Compliance Statement (the “Statement”) for the year ended 31 March 2022 and for the financial information that forms the basis of the calculation on which the Statement is derived. This includes
the design, implementation and maintenance of internal controls relevant to the preparation of the Statement to ensure that mental health expenditure is correctly classified and included in the calculations, and that the Statement is free from material mis-statement, whether due to fraud or error.

To the best of my knowledge and belief I have properly discharged my responsibilities with regard to reporting against the Mental Health Investment
Standard.

I consider that NHS North East Essex CCG complied with the requirements of the Mental Health Investment Standard for 2021/22. The 2021/22 target spend was £46,554,000 and actual spend was £46,702,835.

Signed: Ed Garratt
Accountable Officer
Suffolk & North East Essex ICB (the successor body of North East Essex CCG)
Date: 25th May 2023

NHS West Suffolk CCG

Read the Mental Health Investment Standard Reasonable Assurance Report 2021-22 – NHS West Suffolk CCG as HTML (below) or download as a PDF.

Independent Reasonable Assurance Report in connection with the 2021/22 Mental Health Investment Standard Compliance Statement to NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (the successor body of NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group) and NHS England for the year ended 31 March 2022

To: NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (‘the ICB’), the successor body of NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (‘the CCG’) and NHS England

We were engaged by NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board to report on the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance and the accompanying management assertion therein for its predecessor, NHS West Suffolk CCG, for the year ended 31 March 2022, in the form of an independent reasonable assurance conclusion about whether the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance is properly prepared, in all material respects, based on NHS England’s Assurance Engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021I 22 – Briefing Guidance.

ICB’s Responsibilities

The Accountable Officer of the ICB (as successor body of the CCG) is responsible for preparing the Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance that is free from material misstatement in accordance with the calculations and definitions specified by NHS England in its Assurance Engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021/22 – Briefing Guidance, which specifies which figures should be used to derive the headline calculations which support the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance and how they should be calculated, and for the information contained therein.

This responsibility includes: designing, implementing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance that is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.

Our Responsibilities

Our responsibility is to examine the Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance prepared by the ICB and to report thereon in the form of an independent reasonable assurance conclusion based on the evidence obtained. We conducted our engagement in accordance with UK Standard on Assurance Engagements (ISAE (UK) 3000), Assurance engagements other than audits or reviews of historical financial information. That standard requires that we comply with ethical requirements, including independence requirements, and plan and perform our procedures to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance is properly prepared, in all material respects in accordance with NHS England’s Assurance engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021122 – Briefing Guidance.

Scope of the Assurance Engagement

The procedures selected depend on our judgment, including the assessment of the risks of whether due to fraud or error.

In making those risk assessments, we have considered internal control relevant to the preparation and presentation of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance in order to design assurance procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purposes of expressing a conclusion as to the effectiveness of the ICB’s internal control over the preparation and presentation of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance. Our engagement also included: assessing the appropriateness of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance, evaluating the appropriateness of the methods, policies and procedures, and models used in the preparation of the ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance and the reasonableness of estimates made by the ICB. Reasonable assurance is less than absolute assurance.

We believe that the evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our conclusion.

Conclusion

Our conclusion has been formed on the basis of, and is subject to, the matters outlined in this report.

On the basis of our work, we are satisfied that NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB’s Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance, prepared in respect of its predecessor NHS West Suffolk CCG for the year ended 31 March 2022, has been properly prepared, in all material respects, based on the criteria set out by NHS England in its Assurance Engagement of the Mental Health Investment Standard 2021/22 – Briefing Guidance.

Restriction of Use of Our Report

Our report should not be regarded as suitable to be used or relied on by any party wishing to acquire rights against us other than the ICB or NHS England for any purpose or in any context. Any party other than the ICB or NHS England who obtains access to our report or a copy thereof and chooses to rely on our report (or any part thereof) will do so at its own risk. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we accept or assume no responsibility and deny any liability to any party other than the ICB and NHS England for our work, for this independent reasonable assurance report, or for the conclusions we have reached.

Our report is released to the ICB and NHS England on the basis that it shall not be copied, referred to or disclosed, in whole or in part (save for the ICB’s own internal purposes and for sharing with NHS England), without our prior written consent, except that it may be published on the CCG’s or ICB’s website alongside its Statement of Compliance.

Signed: BDO LLP
Chartered Accountants London
United Kingdom
25 May 2023
BDO LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (with registered number OC305127).

Read the 07K Mental Health Investment Standard Statement of Compliance 21-22 as HTML (below) or download as a PDF.

Letter dated 25th May 2023

Subject: MHIS Statement of Compliance

All CCGs were required to plan to achieve the Mental Health Investment Standard in 2021/22 and CCGs were required to spend greater than or equal to the 2021/22 target spend number provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

As the Accountable Officer of Suffolk and North East Essex ICB (the successor body of West Suffolk CCG), I am responsible for the preparation of the Mental Health Investment Standard Compliance Statement (the “Statement”) for the year ended 31 March 2022 and for the financial information that forms the basis of the calculation on which the Statement is derived. This includes the design, implementation and maintenance of internal controls relevant to the preparation of the Statement to ensure that mental health expenditure is correctly classified and included in the calculations, and that the Statement is free from material mis-statement, whether due to fraud or error.

To the best of my knowledge and belief I have properly discharged my responsibilities, with regard to reporting against the Mental Health Investment Standard.

I consider that West Suffolk CCG complied with the requirements of the Mental Health Investment Standard for 2021/22. The 2021/22 target spend was 32,144,000 and actual spend was £32,200,641.

Signed: Ed Garratt
Accountable Officer
Suffolk and North East Essex ICB (the successor body of West Suffolk CCG)
Date: 25th May 2023

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Next review due: 22 June 2024