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: improving the mental health of care home residents in London

In Tower Hamlets, North East London, a large number of care home residents were living with mental health issues e, such as dementia and depression. The multi-disciplinary team was bolstered with support from mental health practitioners to provide extra care to residents.