Designing integrated care systems in England

NHS England and NHS Improvement have now published 
Designing integrated care systems (ICSs) in England: an overview on the arrangements needed to build strong health and care systems across the country.

The document includes a description of the possible functions of partnerships at different levels of population within an ICS and emerging regional and national arrangements to support and oversee systems. It also includes the new maturity matrix intended to help system leaders to assess their own progress and a chart of the proposed freedoms and flexibilities that NHS England/Improvement plan to award to mature systems.

We are pleased to publish this accompanying briefing that provides a summary of the information within the document and NHS Providers view.