ICS Governance Framework
Our governance framework makes it clear that as an ICS what we want to do is to make a difference to the issues that matter to people, that we are collectively responsible for and which we can only change by working together. It sets out how we intend to work more flexibly across our sector and organisational boundaries, adopt a common set of principles and leadership behaviours and develop an approach which is right for now but can evolve over time. It also makes clear that what we don’t want to do is to add extra layers or complexity to our already complex system, create rigid long-term structures or undermine the governance and statutory responsibilities of our individual organisations.
The seven principles of public life, which are intended to apply to anyone who delivers public services, focus on behaviour and culture rather than processes. In applying these principles, the ICS can ensure it is delivering integrated plans which spend public money wisely and deliver services that meet the needs of the local population. The seven principles for public life will therefore underpin how we will work as an ICS.
Our ICS Model
The ICS, as a coalition of the willing, will exist through a conscious decision of locality Alliances, neighbourhood working and sovereign organisations to pool resources and efforts to achieve common goals when it makes sense to do so in the interests fo the local population.
This way of working will enable communities to continue to shape priorities and release the assets which contribute to their wellbeing, care and health, within a common set of standards which reduce unnecessary variations in performance and outcomes. By working with people in our communities we can develop trust and understanding with stakeholders about what matters.
We want to avoid a hierarchical approach to our ICS so that it can work more as an ecosystem that can adapt and flex to meet the needs of the population.
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