Integrated care

Local partnerships to improve health and care

In recent years, our best outcomes have been achieved when organisations have collaborated. One of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is the value of local councils, the NHS and voluntary and community organisations working together to provide joined up care and support.

This video explains how integrated care systems (ICSs) embed this collaboration, helping local services to respond to the challenges of the pandemic and beyond. We want to make ICSs as strong and effective as possible in every part of England, through partnership working and with the ambition to tackle health inequalities, help communities thrive and achieve the very best for everyone.

Recent case studies

Case study: 12,000 extra people shielded in Norfolk using population health management

This case study describes how more than 12,000 people were added to the shielding list during the COVID-19 pandemic using population health management techniques in Norfolk and Waveney. Initially, 30,000 people were identified on the national list but the Norfolk COVID Protect scheme used primary, secondary, ambulance and social care data to identify 12,000 more…