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Integrated care systems in Derbyshire

Integrated care systems (ICSs) are new statutory bodies that formally build on the existing partnership arrangements operating between the NHS and local authorities.

Integrated care systems are part of Health and Care Act 2022. and they have 4 main functions:

  • improving outcomes in population health and healthcare
  • tackling inequalities in outcomes, experience and access
  • enhancing productivity and value for money
  • supporting broader social and economic development

In the longer term, integrated care systems should enable us to ensure that those in Derbyshire with health or social care needs receive a much more joined up response.

It should mean we're able to promote health and wellbeing across the local population more effectively.

Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD)

Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) is the Derby and Derbyshire health and social care partnership for adults and children.

JUCD's priority is to make improvements to the Derby and Derbyshire population's life expectancy and healthy life expectancy levels in comparison to other parts of the country, and reduce the health inequalities that are driving these differences.

Why social care is being included in an NHS led programme

ICSs - and their predecessors sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) - have existed since 2016. Derbyshire submitted its first STP plan in October 2016 and work has continued since then to join up care for residents.

In 2018, the NHS and social care were brought together into a single government department to bring those responsible for health and social care even closer together.

Joining up the NHS and social care means residents can experience health care as one seamless service, with their needs placed at the centre.

How integrated care systems work

Integrated care systems have 2 main parts:

  • the Integrated Care Board - a statutory body which brings together NHS organisations and partners to improve population health and establish shared priorities within the local NHS
  • the Integrated Care Partnership - a legislated body bringing together the key bodies which make up the Integrated Care System to make decisions and discuss strategy. This group meets in public and meetings are hosted by Derby City Council on behalf of the local NHS and all councils in Derbyshire