Let's come together as a sector and co-design an engagement model for how we work with the ICS


The VCS Alliance is working with colleagues at NAVCA and NHS England to create a workshop looking at why and how the VCSE wants to work with newly formed Integrated Care System (ICS).

The ICS will be a fully formed structure in April 2022 and the local VCSE is a key part of its development, strategic ambitions and delivery of care services. Integrated care systems are geographically based partnerships that bring together providers and commissioners of NHS services with local authorities and other local partners to plan, co-ordinate and commission health and care services. They are part of a fundamental shift in the way the health and care system is organised – away from competition and organisational autonomy and towards collaboration, with health and care organisations working together to integrate services and improve population health.

Therefore, we want to bring the sector together to have the conversation about coproducing an engagement strategic and to think about why and how the sector is represented at a systems level.

It is essential that the VCSE decides why and how it wants to engage with the ICS and that we set up the right structures and governance to do this effectively. The ICS will be taking strategic decisions that directly impact on health and care delivery and the VCSE having an input into its priorities and planning is integral to improving health inequalities of our communities. Getting this right from the start will set the tone for the future working relationship and providing the ICS with a coproduced, readymade model of the VCSE offer and engagement will send a message of unity and strength.

The initial workshop will take place on the 16th DEC from 13:00-15:00 with a follow up workshop taking place early in the New Year. 
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