Our Integrated Care System, Our Conversations

Health and care colleagues in Northamptonshire can find out more about what becoming an Integrated Care System (ICS) means for them by joining one of a series of online staff engagement sessions.

Subject to government legislation, Northamptonshire is set to complete the transition to statutory ICS status on 1 July 2022.

This will formalise the way our local NHS and public sector organisations are already working together through Northamptonshire Health and Care Partnership (NHCP). Colleagues across our system are encouraged to discover more about our collective ICS journey by joining an online engagement session hosted by their organisation.

The ‘Our ICS, Our Conversations’ series will take place as follows. Click on the dates to find out more and to register for the session of your choice.

North Northamptonshire Council (with Chief Executive Rob Bridge)

West Northamptonshire Council (with Chief Executive Anna Earnshaw)

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (with Chief Executive Angela Hillery and David Williams, Director of Strategy and Partnerships)

All sessions are being publicised internally within host organisations, and events will also be arranged for colleagues in primary care, at University Hospitals of Northamptonshire NHS Group and at NHS Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

A similar session for our colleagues in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector was delivered last month by Northamptonshire Integrated Care Board Chair Designate Naomi Eisenstadt.

Each session sets out how our transition to statutory ICS status will change the way we plan and deliver health and care services in Northamptonshire, why we are making this change and the benefits it will bring.

It will also explain the key organisational changes which will result from this transition – including the development of cross-organisation collaboratives to plan and deliver system-wide service improvements in key priority areas – and what this is likely to mean for the way we all work.

The sessions will include opportunities for colleagues to ask questions and raise any concerns they may have.