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

Working together to improve health in Fleetwood

An ambitious programme of integrated neighbourhood working is helping children and young people with their self-esteem, anxiety and stress at a local youth hub with specialist sessions that aim to improve their mental health and get them back into work and education. Building on their work over the last 10 years, Fleetwood wanted to develop…