Integrated care

Local partnerships to improve health and care

NHS organisations and local councils in England are joining forces to coordinate services around the whole needs of each person. Their aim is that people can live healthier lives and get the care and treatment they need, in the right place, at the right time.

Integrated care systems

Advanced local partnerships taking shared responsibility to improve the health and care system for their local population.

Building blocks of integrated care

Integrated care systems are made up of three major pillars of work: primary care networks, personalised care and population health management.

Case studies

Find out how local partnerships across the country are adapting to meet the health needs of their populations.

Resources for integrated care

Information, commentary and tools for local teams as they develop their plans for change, including the breaking down barriers guide to integrated care.

Improving population health on the frontline - a patient's view

Steve and Michele Bryan, a couple with type 2 diabetes, have seen great benefits to their health after professionals in the Berkshire West Integrated Care System used a Population Health Management (PHM) approach to understand their issues and offer them more personalised care options.

"It's been a real eye opener"- experiences of working in a multidisciplinary team

Greater team working between different types of clinicians, social workers and other health and care professionals is helping to keep people like Richard out of hospital. This way of working is more rewarding for staff with patients benefiting from high-quality care closer to home.

For more videos on integrated care visit the NHS England YouTube Channel.

News and blogs

NHS chief confirms 11 new integrated care systems serving 14 million people

NHS organisations will need to intensify partnership working with local authorities and the voluntary sector to tackle health inequalities resulting from COVID-19, the head of the NHS has said. Sir Simon Stevens confirmed 11 more parts of the country will be formally designated “integrated care systems” (ICS) from 1 April 2021 serving a combined population […]