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May 21, 2021 Europe Publication

Integrated care systems explained: making sense of systems, places and neighbourhoods

Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships that bring together providers and commissioners of NHS services across a geographical area with local authorities and other local partners to collectively plan health and care services to meet the needs of their population. The central aim of ICSs is to integrate care across different organisations and settings, joining up hospital and community-based services, physical and mental health, and health and social care. All parts of England are now covered by one of 42 ICSs.


Oct. 21, 2021 Europe Publication

Integrated care systems, research, and innovation

The introduction of orthopaedic networks offers the potential for methodological advantages with clinical services, research, and academia under one quality improvement umbrella. Networked and partnership working could create a culture of research and innovation, increasing patient accessibility to research trials and advanced orthopaedic interventions, and contributing to improvement in quality of care and outcomes.

June 9, 2022 Europe Multimedia

How does the NHS in England work and how is it changing?

Big changes are happening across healthcare systems this July due to the Health and Care Act, which will set integrated care systems (ICSs) in law. Reform in the NHS structure is long overdue to improve people’s health and deliver better-quality care in a joined-up way. But how do ICSs work on a national and local level? And what will these new systems mean for organisations that make up the NHS, as well as the general population?

The King's Fund has created an animation guide in partnership with CF that answers these questions. Together with The King’s Fund we hope this video helps explain these upcoming changes. We are proud help health and care organisations, providers, patients and stakeholders maximise the opportunity that ICS’s present to improve population health, reduce health inequalities, improve system productivity and work collaboratively.