The NHS are asking patients, NHS staff, partner organisations and interested members of the public to give us views on proposals set out in the document Integrated Care: next steps to build strong and effective integrated care systems across England, which details their vision for a more effective and responsive care system across England. This document sets out how NHS organisations, local councils, frontline professionals and others will join forces in an integrated care system (ICS) in every part of England from April 2021.
This document sets out two models to meet this goal without triggering an unnecessary and distracting top down NHS reorganisation. Both models would enable better planning, shaping and delivery of services across health and social care.
The NHS want to hear from as many people and organisations as possible. They intend to share feedback with other health and care stakeholders, including the Department of Health and Social Care, to further develop our ideas. They will not include personal data in the information they share.
Read more about the proposals at this link https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/building-a-strong-integrated-care-system/ or to go straight to the online survey click on the link below: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/building-a-strong-integrated-care-system/consultation/intro/
Please note that the deadline for providing your views is Friday 8 January 2021 at midnight.