Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are made up of organisations involved in planning and providing health and care in a particular geographical area. This can include hospitals, GPs, local authorities, social care services, primary care providers, and independent and voluntary sector providers. ICSs are responsible for developing strategies and plans to meet the assessed health and care needs of their populations. There are 42 ICSs covering England with populations ranging from half a million to 3.5 million people.
The systems and integration programme provides a space where system leaders and stakeholders can come together to champion and support the one workforce. Having a one workforce vision will enable joined-up local services, centred around people and communities. With this shared culture we can create a system that supports integration.
Integrated workforce thinking resources
Six ways to create a culture for integration
Six ways to help build a culture of integration for successfully integrated working.
1 September 2023
A place to meet the needs of people living with frailty
Discover how Hull and North Yorkshire ICB integrated health and care services to establish a centre for frailty.
22 June 2023
Putting people at the centre of their care
This infographic shows the challenges an individual can face in health and care and how integrated workforce thinking can have a positive impact.
7 March 2023
Supporting the development of system working and leaders at system, place and neighbourhood level.
System transformation and integration
The Local Government Associations shared vision for integration.