Integrated care systems (ICSs) are new partnerships between the organisations that meet health and care needs across an area, to coordinate services and to plan in a way that improves population health and reduces inequalities between different groups.
This is a space for local Age UKs to learn all about Integrated Care Systems and access important resources from Age UK and the NHS. Click on the links below to get started:
NHS England and NHS Improvement have published guidance and resources to enable local health and care leaders to build strong and effective ICSs in every part of England.
As the introduction of Integrated Care Systems approaches, there are lots of news articles appearing that you may find useful. We collated a selection below:
> Age UK submits evidence to ICS inquiry
Following the recent call for evidence from the Health and Social Care Parliamentary Committee, Age UK has submitted a written response to questions which can be read here.
The inquiry has been called to consider how Integrated Care Systems will deliver joined up health and care services to meet the needs of local populations and will be calling witnesses to attend evidence sessions in the coming weeks. If you would like to see what other organisations have submitted, please visit the inquiry site here.
> Hewitt Report Summary by Age UK
Last month saw the publication of the Hewitt Review which looks into how the new integrated care systems (ICSs) are developing across England. The full report stretches to 89 pages so to save you time, our Health Influencing team has provided a short summary of the report covering the key recommendations which you will find below.
This explainer looks at provider collaboratives in England, the opportunities they provide and the unresolved questions to consider when thinking about their role in the changing health and care landscape.
Read the latest edition of our Integrated Care Systems Bulletin! The October bulletin presents a compilation of funding opportunities, case studies, trends of the social care market and an interactive map displaying NHS waiting times in England.
Read the latest edition of our new monthly newsletter series covering the latest news about the new Integrated Care Systems! The September bulletin shares reports that shed light on the role VSCE organisations can play in unlocking the full potential of ICSs and fostering collaborative partnerships. There is also a list of upcoming events to find out more about this work.