Issue - meetings

Integrated Care System Plan

Meeting: 04/03/2021 - Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board (Item 51)

51 Integrated Care System Plan pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Presented By: Marcus Warnes Tracey Shewan

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Marcus Warnes updated the board about the development of the Integrated Care System, which will be based on the current STP partnership arrangements.


Marcus noted that the ICS application has been submitted and is one of 13 applications yet to be approved.  The expectation is that all ICS bodies will be approved by the 1st April 2021, becoming statutory bodies on the 1st April 2022. The White Paper suggests that there would be an NHS ICS Body and a wider ICS  health and care partnership, with the NHS Body acting as the statutory organisation taking on the roles of the 6  CCG’s and some of those functions which NHS England have had responsibility for.  For Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent there will be 3 Integrated Care Partnerships, which already exist in shadow form in the North, South East and South West of Staffordshire.


Health & Wellbeing Boards are statutory sub committees of Local Authorities and we will wait for further guidance that is being submitted in April, but a very close working relationship between ICS’s and the H&WBB is very much envisaged. There was some agreement that further discussion about the role of the HWBB and the ICS Health and Care Partnerships was needed.


Tracey Shewan, Director of Communications and Corporate Services CCG updated the Board in relation to the merger application process, the GPs had voted for merger and supported the ICS application. A questionnaire has gone out to stakeholders to ask for their comments.


Prem Singh is the new Independent Chair to the ICS, there will likely be further changes needed in preparation for the ICS. 


RESOLVED: The updates on the Integrated Care System Plan received and future updates to be provided