Welcome to the Integrated Care Systems Hub!
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:
The introduction of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) will have a significant impact on the way local health services are procured and delivered. Find out all about ICSs here.
This page contains a collection of recent presentations from Age UK that discuss Integrated Care Systems.
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.
> King’s Fund | Provider Collaboratives
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.
> New Local | Donna Hall on NHS Reforms (Opinion)
In this opinion piece, Prof Donna Hall of New Local & Bolton NHS Trust, diagnoses both opportunities and blindspots of the reforms.
> NAO: Social care finances pose significant risk to ICS aims
The National Audit Office has found out that the financial challenges facing local government care provision pose significant risks to Integrated Care Systems’ ability to focus on local priorities.
Get in touch!
If you have any questions about the information on the ICS Hub or about ICSs in general, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.