Integrated Care Systems: Plus ca Change? (BBC News / NHS England / King’s Fund / SCIE)


Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are actually running in ten areas of England to date, out of 44 Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs).

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Pym, H. (2018). NHS reform: How many patients will benefit? London: BBC Health News, April 18th 2018.

This relates to:

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Integrated care systems (ICSs). [Online]: NHS England, April 2018.

Some local dissent in Leicestershire:

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Leicestershire County Council wants branding off NHS reform plans. [London / Leicester]: BBC Health News / BBC Leicester News, April 11th 2018.

Four Further ICSs

  • Gloucestershire.
  • West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
  • Suffolk and North East Essex.
  • North Cumbria.

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12 million people to benefit from better joined up NHS and social care work. [Online]: NHS England, May 24th 2018.

The Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes Framework 2018

Updated information has been provided from the Local Government Association and NHS Clinical Commissioners on “commissioning for better outcomes”, to reflect the latest structural changes in the commissioning environment.

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Integrated Commissioning for Better Outcomes: a commissioning framework 2018. London: NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) and Local Government Association, April 11th 2018.

Breaking Down Barriers

An NHS England pamphlet discusses how NHS organisations and local councils in England are creating partnerships and integrated care systems which meet the health needs of local populations.

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Breaking down barriers to better health and care: the journey from fragmented services to local partnerships and integrated care systems designed to meet our needs today and tomorrow. London: NHS England, June 2018.

An Initial King’s Fund Assessment of ICSs: Moving From Integrated Care to Population Health Systems?

A King’s Fund report reviews progress made by integrated care systems during their first year, and notes signs of progress in terms of partner organisations working collaboratively.

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Charles, A. Wenzel, L. [and] Kershaw, M. [et al] (2018). A year of integrated care systems: reviewing the journey so far. London: The King’s Fund, September 2018.

There is also an Executive Summary.

Leadership in Integrated Care Systems

The following report explores the leadership skills suitable for effective collaborative / partnership working, across organisational boundaries and system-wide in Integrated Care Systems (ICSs).

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Leadership in integrated care systems: report prepared for the NHS Leadership Academy. London: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), November 2018. Future of care report: No.9.

The SCIE Logic Model for Integrated Care

SCIE’s “Logic model for integrated care” summarises:

  • Enablers of integration.
  • Components of integrated care.
  • Outcomes for service users, ICSs and the health and care system more widely.
  • Long-term impacts and benefits.

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Logic Model for Integrated Care. [Online]: Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), 2018.


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