The Better Care Fund (BCF) aims to incentivise the National Health Service and local government to work more closely together at a local level to provide a joined up health and care service for their local population. Integrating health and social care will take time. Delayed transfers of care per 100,000 (DTOC) is included as a metric for the BCF as it is one of a number of ways to measure the effectiveness of joint working among local partners.
The results for Q4 2014-15 and Q1 2015-16 data collections can be found on the NHS England website at:
The latest data was published on 26 November 2015.