integrated care systems

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July 7, 2023

What now for ICSs?

By Georgina Carr, Chief Executive of The Neurological Alliance I recently attended the NHS Confederation Expo, during which there was an empassioned plea from NHS England leaders to stick with Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) (including beyond the next General Election, which has to take place before January 2025). In parallel, the Government also published it’s […]
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May 17, 2023

Major Conditions Strategy call for evidence a missed opportunity to Back the 1 in 6

Today (Wednesday 17th May) the Government has launched a six-week call for evidence on the Major Conditions Strategy. Despite more than 40 organisations calling for a wider range of neurological conditions to be covered in the strategy, the call for evidence focuses on just a few condition areas. We are yet to receive a response to […]
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April 5, 2023

Autonomy and accountability in Integrated Care Systems: unpacking the Hewitt Review and Health & Social Care Select Committee report

In November 2022 the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced a review into the oversight of governance of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) chaired by former Secretary of State for Health and current Chair of Norfolk and Waveney ICS, Patricia Hewitt. The findings of the review were published yesterday (04/04/2023) and are available in full here. The Health […]
January 11, 2023

NHS England publishes guidance for the development of ICB joint plans

NHS England have published “Guidance on developing the joint forward plan (JFP)”. This guidance supports integrated care boards (ICBs) and their NHS trusts and foundation trusts to develop their first 5-year joint forward plans (JFPs) with system partners. Given that integrated care boards will now be responsible for commisioning the majority of services for people […]
August 31, 2022

Our response to the Health and Social Care Committee Inquiry on ICS accountability and autonomy

The Health and Social Care Committee launched an inquiry into how Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) will deliver joined up health and care services to meet the needs of their local populations. The inquiry also considered how ICSs could and should balance increased flexibility over budgets and commissioning with the need for clear accountability. We responded […]