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Our Integrated Care System: Working Together

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What matters to me is that all the different parts of my local health and care system are genuinely ‘Working Together’ for me and my family – this means that:

There is genuine partnership and parity between the different sectors and partners involved in my health and care, including:

  • NHS Acute, Community and Mental Health Service Providers,
    NHS Commissioners
  • Primary Care – GPs, Dentists, Optometrists and Pharmacists
  • County Councils – Social Care and Public Health
  • Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) Organisations
  • District and Borough Councils
  • Organisations representing patients and the public

Our Collective Ambition is ‘Working Together’ as ONE team with the shared vision of the best possible health outcomes being a reality for every ONE of the ONE million people living in Suffolk and North East Essex.

We will do this by:

  • Working Together Across the System – through our Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB), ICS VCFSE Assembly, ICS Chairs Group and NED Forum and Provider Collaboratives
  • Working Together in Place Based Alliances – co-ordinating delivery as locally as possible through our THREE local place-based alliances in North East Essex, West Suffolk and Ipswich and East Suffolk
  • Working Together Across Counties – working flexibly
    with wider partners across the TWO counties of Suffolk and
    Essex including working together through local Health and
    Wellbeing Boards
  • Working Together in Neighbourhoods – through local Integrated Neighbourhood Teams and Primary Care Networks

“I think if we treat everyone equally, we will get it right and we will improve in terms of our health outcomes… we need to respect each other, trust each other, work together and love one another.”

“Thinking differently about the future of health and care is that we don’t just say ‘health and social care are together’, but we actually mean ‘they are together’.”

Last Updated on 4 January 2023

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