Agenda item

Integrated Care Systems

Verbal update by the Chief Finance Officer, NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group


The Chief Officer, NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group gave an update to the Board on the Integrated Care Systems (ICS).


It was reported that the Health and Care Bill, which was progressing through parliament and due for Royal Ascent in the new year, would allow for the establishment of Integrated Care Boards (ICB) and Integrated Care Partnerships (ICP); that ICB’s were due to be in operation from 1 April 2022; the ICB would take on the NHS commissioning functions of CCGs and some of NHS England’s commissioning functions; and that the ICP membership would include stakeholders and partners.


Members were advised that a number of ICP focused events had taken place; the themes from the events were being collated and an executive group had been established; with recommendations expected in October; and that further details would be provided at future meeting of this Board.


Concern was raised regarding the lack of input from Members in discussions and the need for consistent standards for all Health and Wellbeing Boards to ensure the success of the new approach.


RESOLVED – That the thanks of the Board be conveyed to the Chief Officer, NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group, for his update.


REASONS – To convey the views of the Board.