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Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Partnership (ICP)

On Friday 1st July 2022 the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS transitioned 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. Craig Rivett 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.

Photograph of Councillor John Spence from Essex County Council

Cllr. John Spence

Picture of Craig Rivett

Cllr. Craig Rivett

Photograph of Professor William Pope

Professor William Pope

Meetings of the Suffolk and North East Essex ICP

Regular meetings of the statutory ICP are planned on an annual basis and will normally be held on the morning of the second Friday of each month.

The Suffolk and North East Essex ICP shall hold at least 6 formal meetings each year in addition to  a number of System Learning Events.

Date and TimeLocationChairPublication of Papers onlinePapers/Recording
Friday 14 April 2023 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventProfessor Will PopeFriday 7 April 2023- 9:00amDownload papers
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Friday 12 May 2023 9:30am - 4:00pmNon Public Event - Adastral Park, Martlesham, SuffolkN/AN/A
Friday 9 June 2023 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventCllr. John SpenceFriday 2 June 2023- 9:00amDownload papers
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Friday 7 July 2023 9:30am – 12:00pmPublic Event - Wherstead Park, The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich IP9 2BJCllr. Andrew ReidFriday 30 June 2023- 9.00amDownload papers
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Friday 11 August 2023 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventProfessor Will PopeFriday 4 August 2023- 9.00amDownload papers
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Friday 8 September 2023 9.30am -2:30pmPublic Event - The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1LUProfessor Will PopeFriday 1 September 2023- 9.00amDownload papers
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Friday 13 October 2023 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventCllr. Andrew ReidFriday 6 October 2023- 9.00amDownload papers
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Friday 10 November 2023 9:30am - 12:00pmNon Public Event - Colchester Rugby Club, EssexN/AN/A
Friday 8 December 2023 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventCllr. John SpenceFriday 1 December 2023- 9.00amDownload papers
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Friday 12 January 2024 9:30am - 12:00pmNon Public Event - TBCN/AN/A
Friday 9 February 2024 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventProfessor Will PopeFriday 2 February 2024- 9.00amDownload papers
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Friday 12 April 2024 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventCllr. Craig RivettFriday 5 April 2024- 9.00amDownload papers
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Friday 14 June 2024 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventProfessor Will PopeFriday 7 June 2024- 9.00amDownload papers
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Friday 5 July 2024 9:30am - 12:00pmEXPO 2024 Public Event - Colchester Rugby ClubN/AN/ADownload papers
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Friday 9 August 2024 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventCllr. John SpenceFriday 2 August 2024- 9.00amDownload papers
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Friday 11 October 2024 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventCllr. Craig RivettFriday 4 October 2024- 9.00amDownload papers
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Friday 13 December 2024 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventProfessor Will PopeFriday 6 December 2024- 9.00amDownload papers
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Friday 14 February 2025 9:30am - 12:00pmOnline EventCllr. John SpenceFriday 7 February 2025- 9.00amDownload papers
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Role of the Suffolk and North East Essex ICP

Suffolk and North East Essex ICP will:

  • be a forum to build on the joint positive working between all partners in Suffolk and North East Essex
    ICS across the NHS, local authorities and VCSE sector with partners coming together under a
    distributed leadership model and committing to working together equally.
  • use a collective model of decision-making that seeks to find consensus between system partners and
    make decisions based on unanimity as the norm, including working though difficult issues where
    appropriate.
  • agree arrangements for transparency and local accountability, including meeting in public with
    minutes and papers available online.
  • champion co-production and inclusiveness throughout the ICS.
  • hear the voices of those with lived experience including those experiencing disadvantage and
    marginalisation so that they inform strategic thinking and planning.
  • sign off the strategic intent for the health and social care system including the development of the
    integrated care strategy underpinned by outcome based approaches that ensure a focus on improving
    outcomes for people, including improved health and wellbeing, supporting people to live more
    independent lives, and reduced health inequalities.
  • create a learning system, sharing evidence and insight across and beyond the ICS, crossing
    organisational and professional boundaries. Facilitate ‘System Learning’ and ‘Thinking Differently
    Together’ across the ICS through a range of collective mechanisms and initiatives accessible to all
    stakeholders.
  • oversee integration between the NHS, local government (social care and public health) and VCSE
    sector (including conversations about shared budgets and investment).
  • support the triple aim (better health for everyone, better care for all and efficient use of NHS
    resources), the legal duties on statutory bodies to co-operate and the principle of subsidiarity (that
    decision-making should happen at the most local appropriate level).
  • ensure place-based partnership arrangements are supported, and have appropriate resource,
    capacity and autonomy to address community priorities, in line with the principle of subsidiarity.
  • drive the delivery of a shift of resources into prevention developing a clear view on the contribution of
    the health and social care system into prevention and the determinants of health.
  • draw on the experience and expertise of professional, clinical, political and community leaders and
    promote strong clinical and professional system leadership.
  • hear the voices of those on the frontline so that they inform strategic thinking and planning.
  • operate a collective model of accountability, where partners hold each other mutually accountable
    for their shared and individual organisational contributions to shared objectives.
  • hold one another collectively accountable in our role as “anchor institutions”.
  • support the work of the health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) and contribute to their work with
    broader partners on the wider determinants of health.
  • own the collective brand and identity of the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS..

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Last Updated on 21 February 2024

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