ICSs, ICBs and acute Trusts

Within the East of England region, we work in partnership with integrated care systems (ICSs), integrated care boards (ICBs) and acute trusts. You can find further information about them via the links below.

From 1 April 2023, responsibility for the commissioning and management of pharmacy, optometry, and dental services in the East of England passed from NHS England’s East of England regional team to the six Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) in the region.

These changes came into force under the Health and Social Care Act 2022, which puts ICBs on a statutory basis and gives them greater responsibility for the commissioning and management of primary care health and social care services.

The changes mean that the commissioning of pharmacy, optometry and dental services are now undertaken by organisations that have a greater understanding of the local needs of their populations and will allow greater integration with other health and care services.  The commissioning of primary medical services transferred to the ICBs in July 2022.

NHS England-East of England and ICBs have been working in partnership for many months to ensure a smooth transition. There is more information about the delegation of commissioning services on the NHS England website.

East of England

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes ICS

Herts and West Essex ICS

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICS

Mid and South Essex ICS

Norfolk and Waveney ICS

Suffolk and North East Essex ICS

Other providers