LGA responds to publication of ICS Design Framework

"“It is good to see NHS England and NHS Improvement’s inclusive approach to developing the Integrated Care System (ICS) design framework. The LGA has been consulted on the scope, tone and content of the document and many of our concerns have been addressed."


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Responding to the publication of NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Integrated Care Systems (ICS) Design Framework, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:
 
“It is good to see NHS England and NHS Improvement’s inclusive approach to developing the Integrated Care System (ICS) design framework. The LGA has been consulted on the scope, tone and content of the document and many of our concerns have been addressed.
 
“We hope that this way of working will also be adopted by NHS leaders at regional and system level, in developing ICSs as a partnership of equals.
 
“The LGA supports the broad objectives of ICSs – to improve health and wellbeing outcomes through greater collaboration, more community based care and support and addressing the wider determinants of health.
 
“ICSs will be the vehicle to drive forward an ambitious NHS reform agenda, as well as ensuring that the NHS works in partnership with local government, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and other partners to deliver more effective care and support for their populations. 
 
“ICS leaders will need support, guidance and assistance to achieve their full potential. The LGA is committed to working with government, NHS England, NHS Improvement and other national partners to ensure that political, professional, clinical and community leaders are supported to deliver this transformation agenda.”