Our Integrated Care System (ICS) is the largest in the country. It's a partnership of organisations that provide health and care across the North East and North Cumbria. It's a way of working that will see all partners coming together to improve the health of our communities and reduce the health inequalities that exist across the region.
Most of our work is focused in places and neighbourhoods, but it also provides a way for us to work together on regional issues that need to be tackled at scale and pace.
Preventing poor health and wellbeing and addressing inequalities is at the heart of what we are doing.
By working on these wider priorities together, our work can have a bigger collective impact in areas like clinical strategy and clinical networks, strategic commissioning and the development of shared policies.