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Our health and care partnership

The Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) is a committee of the ICB and our fourteen local authorities from across the North East and North Cumbria.

Find out more about the partnership below.

Better health and wellbeing for all

An integrated care strategy for the North East and North Cumbria

The NHS, local authorities and the community, voluntary and social enterprise sectors (VCSE) have come together to develop a plan to improve health and care in the North East and North Cumbria.

The better health and wellbeing for all plan sets out how we will reduce inequalities, improve experiences of our health and care services and improve the health and wellbeing of people living and working in our region by 2030 and beyond.

You can read the full strategy here, which was agreed at the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Partnership meeting on Thursday 15 December.

We also asked stakeholders and the public about their views on aspects of this plan. You can read the independent report summarising feedback here.

We continue to take on board feedback. If you have any thoughts or comments you would like to share on the ICP strategy, you can still do so by going to: Better health and wellbeing for all Survey

North East and North Cumbria Joint Forward Plan

Following the publication of our Integrated Care Strategy in December 2022, we have been working closely with our partner organisations to produce our Joint Forward Plan.

Integrated Care Partnership meeting

Our next Integrated Care Partnership meeting is scheduled for Thursday 7 December 2023 2.30-5pm at The Durham Centre, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham DH1 1TN. 

Members of the public can request to observe the ICP in person by emailing nencicb-sun.icbcorporateoffice@nhs.net Papers will be shared in advance of the meeting and will be available here. 

Submitting questions in advance

If you have any questions to put to the partnership relating to items on the agenda, we ask for these to be submitted in advance of the meeting by email to nencicb-sun.icbcorporateoffice@nhs.net at least three working days prior to the meeting.

Where relevant, any questions will be addressed in the meeting and a written response will be sent directly to the individual who raised the question within 20 working days. 

Previous meetings can be found below:

About the Integrated Care Partnership

The ICP is responsible for setting out key priorities and developing our strategy for health and care to meet the needs of our population by bring together local councils, hospitals, community services, primary care, hospices, and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and Healthwatch across the region.

The ICP is made up of our four local partnerships based around our main centres of population.

  • North Cumbria ICP
  • Central ICP (County Durham, Sunderland and South Tyneside)
  • North ICP (Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland)
  • Tees Valley ICP (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees)

These local ICPs will develop a strategic picture of health and care needs from their constituent local authority 'places' working with a wide range of partners including existing health and wellbeing boards. These provide a vital forum for the NHS, local councils and other partners to assess the needs of local people and set local priorities for health and care improvement.

Appointed Area ICP chairs

Find full details on the appointed area ICP chairs can be found below.

The best at getting better

As an integrated care system, we should be ambitious; we, naturally, want to be ‘the very best’ for those who use our services. Our aspiration to ‘be the best getting better’ is, however, something that can unite us all.

The Boost learning and improvement community brings together people with a passion to improve health and care in the North East and North Cumbria.

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