Integrated care systems explained: making sense of systems, places and neighbourhoods
There have been significant changes taking place in the Health and Adult Social Care industry. Integrated Care Systems and Integrated Care boards have been created to join up health and adult social care organisations and improve outcomes for people in society.
From the Kings Fund website:
“Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships that bring together NHS organisations, local authorities and others to take collective responsibility for planning services, improving health and reducing inequalities across geographical areas.
There are 42 ICSs across England, covering populations of around 500,000 to 3 million people.”
Trying to understand these changes can be difficult and so thankfully the Kings Fund have put together this video on the changes.
For more information on the newly formed ICS’s, and ICB’s please read this very helpful article from Kings Fund: