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How are ICSs made up?

The Health and Care Bill currently going through Parliament sets out plans to now put Integrated Care Systems on a statutory footing, empowering them to better join up health and care services, improve population health and reduce health inequalities.

The proposals within this Bill mean that from 1 July 2022, each ICS will be led by an NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB), an organisation with responsibility for NHS functions and budgets, and an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), a statutory committee bringing together all system partners to produce a health and care strategy.

Integrated Care Board (ICB)

Subject to the passing of the Health and Care Bill, ICBs will be directly accountable for NHS spend and performance within each ICS. They will take on the NHS planning functions currently held by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), as well as some held by NHS England.

Ahead of its establishment, NHS Humber and North Yorkshire ICB has appointed Sue Symington as Designate Chair and Stephen Eames CBE as Designate Chief Executive, and arrangements are well underway to agree all board appointments.

Integrated Care Partnership (ICP)

Integrated Care Partnerships will operate as a statutory committee, bringing together the NHS and local authorities as partners to focus more widely on health, public health and social care. ICPs will include representatives from the ICB, local authorities and other partners such as NHS providers, public health, social care, and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.

ICPs will be responsible for developing an integrated care strategy to set out how the wider health and wellbeing needs of the local population will be met. Our intention is to extend the responsibilities of the Humber and North Yorkshire ICP to reflect the core aims of the ICS, including improving our population’s health, address inequalities, and contribute to the wider socio-economic challenges we face, such as unemployment and securing inward investment.  

It is anticipated that Humber and North Yorkshire ICP will commence operating during the first quarter of 2022/23. This timescale will ensure there is sufficient input from partners and local stakeholders in its development.

Other Important ICS features are:

Place-based partnerships between the NHS, local councils and voluntary organisations, residents, people who access services, carers and families – these partnerships will lead design and delivery of integrated services in their local area.   

Provider collaboratives: bringing NHS providers together across one or more ICSs, working with clinical networks, alliances and other partners, to benefit from working at scale.


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