Principles for regulation within and of systems

Across the health and care sector, change is underway as integrated care systems (ICSs) prepare to become established in law next April, with responsibilities to plan and coordinate care for their populations. In this briefing Nicoline Poulson, Policy Officer at NHS Providers, explains how within this new context the national bodies which regulate the quality and performance of NHS services, including the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I), are adapting their approaches to more closely align with these changes. Nickie also reflects on how governors can respond to this change.

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