Living healthier, longer and fulfilling lives. Home. ... You can customize the map before you print! There is also wide variation in the maturity of partnership-working across these systems. Despite being effectively mandated by NHS England and NHS Improvement, ICSs and STPs are currently voluntary partnerships as they have no basis in legislation and no formal powers or accountabilities. At the system level, there is an Integrated Care Board and a Strategic Commissioner (resulting from the merger of six Clinical Commissioning Groups). Our highly skilled management and clinical team have years of hospital and home care experience with acute and chronically ill patients. Developing joined up health & care in communities. Recommendations on carrying out a comprehensive Healthy Ageing assessment and developing a care plan will also be provided. Progress on developing and rolling out the contract has been far slower than initially envisaged and there appears to be limited appetite for its use at present – Dudley is currently the only area actively pursuing this option – with most areas opting for looser partnership arrangements. diabetes, dementia, heart disease etc). I'm OK with analytics cookies. For more videos on integrated care visit the NHS England YouTube Channel. There are currently 14 ICSs across England, with more set to emerge. The NHS was set up primarily to provide episodic treatment for acute illness, but it now needs to deliver joined-up support for growing numbers of older people and people living with long-term conditions. A clinically integrated network is a group of individual healthcare providers and health systems that work together to improve patient care, decrease the cost of care and demonstrate their value to the market. This approach leaves some uncertainty around what the end-state of the changes will be, and variation across the country can make these reforms more difficult to understand. [CDATA[// >