Health and social care organisations in Derbyshire have been working closely together for some time, to improve care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.
NHS England has published further guidance on steps to be taken to develop Integrated Care Systems as statutory organisations. This builds on the Government's White Paper on Health and Care Reform, published in February.
The latest guidance – the ICS Design Framework – builds an additional layer on previous knowledge, as we seek to join up health and care services and embed lessons learned from the pandemic. In Derbyshire, these proposals continue to be welcomed and are in line with the direction of travel being planned by the Joined Up Care Derbyshire Integrated Care System.
In Derbyshire we have continued to make really good progress and the existing guidance has been broadly in line with our local thinking. We have been anticipating further guidance from NHS England on the further development of our partnership, including some of the rules around governance, and this has now arrived. There is a summary of the ICS Design Framework included with this brief.
You can read a summary of the ICS Design Framework here. We continue to welcome these proposals as reflective of the position taken by the Joined Up Care Derbyshire Board. There is much work to do in the coming months to ensure Derbyshire can continue develop at pace, ensuring full involvement of all our partners long the way.
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