Agenda item

Integrated Care Systems (ICS)

Verbal report of Nicola Bailey, Chief Officer, Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group


Nicola Bailey, Chief Officer, Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group gave Members a verbal update on the current position regarding Integrated Care Systems (ICS).


The NHS Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, indicated that all areas of the country would be covered by an ICS by April 2021; the North East and North Cumbria were participating in the aspirant ICS programme to become an ICS; and were working with Local Authorities at ‘place’ level to ensure a focus on population health. A partnership board would be put in place with representation from commissioners, trusts, primary care networks, local authorities, the voluntary and community sector and other relevant partners.


A discussion ensued in respect of the work on clinical pathways and strategies and it was confirmed that a draft clinical strategy had been developed and a full programme of public engagement and formal consultation would commence following the local elections on 2 May 2019. Members requested that the programme be brought to a future meeting of this Scrutiny Committee.


RESOLVED – (a) That the thanks of the Scrutiny Committee be conveyed to the Chief Officer, Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group, for her informative update.


(b) That the briefing note be circulated to Members of this Scrutiny Committee.