About Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS
We have brought together our local NHS, councils and voluntary sector to create an Integrated Care System (ICS) so we can better serve you in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. More and more people need care across a lot of different settings, whether they’re visiting clinics or hospitals, living in nursing homes or at home with a carer. We want to make sure your entire care system – whatever it might look like – is well coordinated and working together as a team to give you exactly the care you need. That also means that we have more freedom to manage local services and determine how money is spent on health and care. We are investing in what we know works best for our local community, like focusing on preventing illnesses and providing more services closer to where people live.
How we are working together
We have three levels of partnerships, each with different responsibilities and tasks according to the size of community it serves.
At neighbourhood level, we have 20 Primary Care Networks (PCNs) which are led by a Clinical Director (usually a local GP). Their role is to support groups of GP practices to come together locally, in partnership with community services, social care, mental health and other providers of health and social care including the voluntary sector. They are serving communities of 30,000 to 50,000 people.
At place level, we have three Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) – Mid-Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and South Nottinghamshire. They are serving populations of 250,000 to 500,000 people. ICPs are partnerships that are supporting the neighbourhood level of Primary Care Networks whilst making sure that the wider health and care needs of their areas are recognised.
The system level is the Strategic Commissioner (CCG) and Integrated Care System (ICS) Board. They look after the entire system across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, setting the goals for the ICPs and PCNs and the strategy for success.
The ICS Board is comprised of the senior leaders of all the health and care organisations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The Board has oversight of the whole system, sets the strategic direction and defines the outcomes the system should deliver.
The role of the ICS Board is to deliver on the expectations of citizens, patients and members of the public for their health and care services. As well as providing leadership for, and delivery of, the overarching strategy and outcomes framework for the ICS, the ICS Board provides oversight and facilitation of the transformation and design of the future state of health and care, in particular overseeing the establishment of the Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) and the Primary Care Networks (PCNs).
The ICS Board is a wide partnership of the system, with representation from the system from providers and commissioners as well as representatives of the local authorities.
The ICS Board seeks to act in the best interest of citizens, patients and the system as a whole rather than representing individual interests of one constituent organisation.