Suffolk & North East Essex Integrated Care System

Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Partnership (ICP)

On Friday 1st July 2022 the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS will transition to new statutory arrangements subject to the Health and Care Act, 2022. This introduces two new statutory features for the ICS:

  • an NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB), responsible for NHS strategic planning and allocation decisions, and;
  • an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), responsible for bringing together a wider set of system partners to develop the strategy to address the broader health, public health and social care needs of the local population.

The establishment of a statutory ICP in Suffolk and North East Essex is a natural next step in the evolution of the current ICS. It will build on the role of the current ICS Board which already seeks to enable an equal partnership between partners in the ICS supported by an independent secretariat function with a focus on population health and reducing health inequalities, underpinned by Outcome Based Approaches. The Suffolk and North East Essex ICP will continue to build on these positive early foundations. As such the approach will continue to be based on whole system ‘Thinking Differently Together’ to develop whole system strategy, working closely with both Health and Wellbeing Boards, Healthwatch and people with lived experience – also facilitating system relationships and positive engagement in the ICS for wider system partners including the VCSE sector.

Based on the principle of the ICP working as a statutorily equal partnership between the NHS and local government, the Suffolk and North East Essex ICP Committee will be Co-Chaired by:

  • Cllr. John Spence from Essex County Council
  • Cllr. Andrew Reid from Suffolk County Council
  • Professor William Pope as Chair of the new NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB).

The ICP is supported by a small independent secretariat led by ICP Director, Susannah Howard.

Cllr. John Spence

Cllr. Andrew Reid

Professor William Pope

Date and Time Location Chair Publication of Papers online Papers/Recording
Friday 1 July 2022 3:00pm – 4:00pm West Suffolk - Newmarket Cllr. John Spence Friday 24th June 2022 - 9.00am Download papers
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Friday 9 September 2022 9:30am – 12:00pm North East Essex - Tendring Professor Will Pope Friday 2nd September 2022 - 9.00am Download papers
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Friday 11 November 2022 9:30am – 12:00pm Ipswich and East Suffolk - Ipswich Cllr. Andrew Reid Friday 4th November 2022 - 9.00am Download papers
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Friday 13 January 2023 9:30am – 12:00pm North East Essex - Colchester Cllr. John Spence Friday 6th January 2023 - 9.00am Download papers
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Friday 10th March 2023 9:30am – 12:00pm West Suffolk - Bury St Edmunds Professor Will Pope Friday 3rd March 2023- 9.00am Download papers
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Inaugural Meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Suffolk and North East Essex ICP will take place on Friday 1 July 2022 as part of the ‘Can Do Health and Care’ Expo2022 event at Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket.

Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting in person. Alternatively, you can view the meeting live via YouTube or watch the recording at a later time. Please see details below.

ICP Committee agendas and meeting papers are available to view online one week ahead of the meetings. Members of the public are invited to submit questions relating to agenda items (in advance of the meetings) via email to susannah.howard2@nhs.net

The minutes of meetings and answers to any questions submitted by the public are published on the website via the next ICB Board meeting’s agenda.

Attend the meeting in person

This meeting will be held at Newmarket Rowley Mile Course. Parking is free and there are disabled parking bays available. Once you have arrived, please make your way to Reception, where someone will point you in the direction of the Millennium Suite, where the meeting will be held. If you need help at any point, please seek out a member of staff, who will be wearing navy blue t-shirts with a ‘Can Do’ logo.

Watch the meeting via live stream

The meeting will be live streamed below shortly after it begins. The stream will also be available to view after the meeting has ended. You can also watch on YouTube.

Please email any questions you may have for the Board to susannah.howard2@nhs.net or post them via the YouTube live chat.

NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB)

Information about the first meeting of the NHS Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) is available on the ICB website:

ICB Board Meeting, 1 July 2022 – NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB

Last Updated on July 5, 2022

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