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Integrated Care Partnership

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

Views welcome on our draft Integrated Care Strategy

We are developing our draft integrated care strategy for the North East and North Cumbria which starts to set out our ambitions and goals to improve the health of our communities, as well as how we will make these ambitions a reality for the people in our region.

Our goals reflect some of the challenges we are trying to tackle together – such as raising the average healthy life expectancy to a minimum of 60 years in every local authority, reducing suicide rates and reducing smoking prevalence from 13% of people aged over 18 in 2020 to 5% or below by 2030.

The strategy is very much evolving and we are continuing our engagement with stakeholders and a wide range of partners from across the region on how we can shape this strategy together to deliver our vision and commitments for creating better health and wellbeing for our people and communities.

We would like to hear views by 25 November 2022 so that we can take these into account in our next version of the strategy which will be shared at the ICP’s meeting, which is held in public, in December.

The ICP is a statutory joint committee of the Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the 13 local authorities in the North East and North Cumbria (NENC) and includes partners from the voluntary, community, social enterprise sector. The committee is responsible for setting the priorities for our system through the development and approval of an integrated care strategy.

This is a working document at the moment so the current format does reflect that, so please bear in mind we will take care to present the final strategy as clearly designed and accessible documents.

Please contact us on 0191 5128484 or email necsu.comms@nhs.net. If you have any other questions or would like a paper copy of the survey sent out to you or you need help to complete the survey over the phone.

You can find more information on the development of the integrated care strategy here.

Thank you to everyone who has worked with us to develop this draft and we look forward to hearing the views of partners across the region as we develop our plans for the future.

Integrated Care Partnership meeting

Our first Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) meeting took place, in public, on Tuesday 20 September 2022 from 10am – 11.15pm in the auditorium at The Durham Centre, Belmont Industrial Estate, Durham, DH1 1TN. You can view the agenda here and the papers here.  

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 meeting was recorded and can be viewed below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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