Integrating care: Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
NHS England and NHS Improvement

Year of Publication:
2020

Publisher(s):
NHS England and NHS Improvement

Publication Type:
Other Paper

Abstract:

This document builds on previous publications that set out proposals for legislative reform. It opens up a discussion with the NHS and its partners about how Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) could be embedded in legislation or guidance. The document develops the route map set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, for health and care joined up locally around people’s needs. It signals a renewed ambition for how the NHS can support greater collaboration between partners in health and care systems to help accelerate progress in meeting our most critical health and care challenges.

The paper details how systems and their constituent organisations will accelerate collaborative ways of working in future, considering the key components of an effective (ICS) and reflecting what a range of local leaders have fed back about their experiences during the past two years, including the immediate and long-term challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge now is to spread their experience to every part of England as, from April 2021, all parts of our health and care system will be required to work together as Integrated Care Systems.

This document also describes options for giving ICSs a firmer footing in legislation likely to take effect from April 2022 (subject to Parliamentary decision).

Via this document, NHS England and NHS Improvement invite views on these proposed options from all interested individuals and organisations by Friday 8 January 2021.



Evidence Type: Policy Document

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Primary Care

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

NHS England and NHS Improvement (2020) Integrating care: Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England. London: NHS England and NHS Improvement