Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) take the lead in planning and commissioning care for their populations and providing system leadership. They bring together NHS providers, NHS commissioners and local authorities to work in partnership in improving health and care in their area. Tees Valley CCG forms part of the North East and North Cumbria ICS.
Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) are alliances of NHS providers that work together to deliver care by agreeing to collaborate rather than compete. These providers include hospitals, community services, mental health services, GPs, Social care and independent and third sector providers.
Tees Valley CCG forms part of the ‘South ICP’ and is one of four ICPs in the North East and North Cumbria ICS. The following statutory organisations are involved:
- Tees Valley CCG
- Three NHS Foundation Trusts – County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (Darlington site), North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust.
- Five Local Authorities – Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton.
- One Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Trust – Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.
- North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Working across Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland, the South ICP has been set up to focus on ‘place’ and ensure the sustainability of services for the local population that meets quality, clinical and financial standards whilst tackling the challenges faced regarding recruitment and staffing shortages.
We want to improve health and wellbeing ensuring people have the best possible outcomes and we will do this through building on the strong foundations we have already started to develop through organisations working together across health and social care.
Transforming the way we work across the South ICP will deliver a positive shift towards improving “population health”; by integrating the way we deliver care as well as tackling the significant wider determinants of the health and wellbeing of our population.
The objectives of the South ICP are:
- To ensure our population has access to the best possible care through the system wide delivery of a joint programme of hospital services consolidation and transformation – our clinical strategy; including mental health care and services for those with Learning Disabilities
- To improve our population’s health, wealth and wellbeing through increased use of Population Health Management approaches, more targeted prevention activities and increased application of personalised care
- To ensure optimal use of resources for patient pathways through increasing local integration at place to support more integrated out of hospital services based around communities; aiding our financial recovery and driving service sustainability
- To attract and retain a skilled workforce across clinical networks – to address our current workforce pressures.
The 2020/21 NHS Operational Planning and Contracting Guidance was released on Friday 31 January 2020 and sets out the 20/21 delivery requirements of the NHS Long Term Plan:
- Maintain and improve access to services
- Expand primary and community services
- Continue to transform services through system working
- Meet the Mental Health Investment Standard
- Continue to improve outcomes and care for people with a learning disability or autism
- Begin to implement the people plan
- Reduce the NHS Carbon Footprint
- Live within agreed financial trajectories
- Embed and strengthen governance of our system as we move to ‘system by default’
National submissions will be made at ICS level to evidence system working to achieve these requirements but will be built from ICP and place based plans. This system plan is required to be submitted by the 29th April 2020.
Tees Valley CCG’s will enhance existing plans to feed into the ICS level plan.
Through the Health and Wellbeing Board we are working with our Local Authority partners to empower the population of the Tees Valley to live longer and healthier lives. Our priorities are to:
- address the underlying causes of inequalities.
- collaborate on planning, commissioning and delivery of health and social care.
- ensure information and data sharing across the health and well-being system.
NHS Long Term Plan
As medicine advances, health needs change and society develops, the NHS has to continually move forward so that in 10 years time we have a service fit for the future. The NHS Long Term Plan is drawn up by frontline staff, patients groups, and national experts to be ambitious but realistic. Read more about the NHS Long Term Plan.