Second wave of integrated care systems announced

24 May 2018

 

NHS England has announced a second wave of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) to become integrated care systems (ICSs).

These are:

 

Responding to the announcement of the next wave of integrated care systems, the head of strategy at NHS Providers, Miriam Deakin, said:

“We welcome the confirmation from NHS England that it will support a further four sustainability and transformation partnerships (STP)s to become integrated care systems (ICSs).

 “Patients will ultimately benefit from a more joined-up approach to the way that they access health and social care services. Integrated care systems are an important vehicle for delivering this change.

Integrated care systems are an important vehicle for delivering more joined-up care for patients.

Miriam Deakin    

“Although this is a welcome step, there remains uncertainty about the end state for many STPs and integrated care systems and what will be expected of them. We must recognise that each area will have face a different set of challenges and must be supported to adopt an approach based on the needs of their local population.

 “Trusts also need clarity on how the current approach to regulation, governance and funding of services will evolve to fit this ambitious model of system working.”

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