Integrated care is about giving people the support they need, joined up across local councils, the NHS and other partners.
Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are partnerships of health and care organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up services and to improve the health of people who live and work in their area.
They exist to achieve four aims:
Improve outcomes in population health and healthcare
Tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access
Enhance productivity and value for money
Help the NHS support broader social and economic development.