Alongside 41 other areas of England, Northamptonshire is planning for the establishment of our new statutory Integrated Care System (ICS) to formalise the joint working arrangements already in place for health and care in our county and to simplify partnership working and decision making. Subject to government legislation, this is currently expected to take place on 1 July 2022.

As well as changing the way we currently function as a health and care system, the formal establishment of Northamptonshire’s ICS will introduce some new bodies and structures to the local landscape. This handy guide explains some of the new ICS terminology and how these new bodies and structures will function together in our local health and care community.

Integrated Care System terminology explainer