Second wave of integrated care systems announced
24 May 2018
- NHS England announces the second wave of sustainability and transformation partnerships to become integrated care systems
- STP areas selected include Gloucestershire and West, North and East Cumbria
- We welcome further support for integrated care systems which are an important vehicle for delivering more joined-up care for patients
NHS England has announced a second wave of sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) to become integrated care systems (ICSs).
- Gloucestershire STP
- Suffolk and North East Essex STP
- West, North and East Cumbria STP
- West Yorkshire and Harrogate STP
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.
“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.”