Integrated care and system working

Provider boards are invested in greater collaboration and better integration, understanding that collaboration between system partners can help address immediate pressures and deliver longer term improvements. The Health and Care Act, which became law in 2022, provides the legal basis for collaboration between NHS bodies and to facilitate integration, cementing a wider shift towards collaboration and integration.

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20 Nov 2023

At scale provision is beginning to change the face of primary care

Zara Azam shares how working at scale can enable leading primary care providers to help systems tackle inequalities, meet demand and build resilience.

Zara AzamZara Azam
13 Nov 2023

Provider Collaboration: A practical guide to lawful, well-governed collaboratives

A practical guide setting out the legal framework and other good governance considerations for collaboration.

20 Oct 2023

The contribution of at scale primary care to system working

We have published a case study report which highlights how primary care at scale can benefit organisations and contribute to wider system aims.

08 Sep 2023

Community Network: Delivering more joined-up care for local communities

This new briefing by the Community Network explores how community providers are working with local primary care partners to deliver more joined-up care for local communities.

30 Jun 2023

Year one of integrated care systems has been tough – here's what they need in year two

To mark the one-year anniversary of integrated care systems, Sir Julian Hartley discusses the challenges, progress and next steps needed to meet the long-term ambitions of systems in the coming years.

Julian HartleyJulian Hartley
15 Jun 2023

On the day briefing: The government’s response to the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry and Hewitt Review into integrated care systems (ICSs)

This briefing summarises the government's response to the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry and Hewitt Review into ICSs and sets out NHS Providers' view.

14 Jun 2023

Government commitment to ICS development and success welcome

Sir Julian Hartley comments on the government's responses to a report by MPs and to the Hewitt Review on integrated care systems (ICSs).

05 Jun 2023

How to enable success with place-based partnerships

Joshua Edwards discusses the barriers as well as enablers that will help understand trust leaders' initial experiences of working with others at place to set ambitions and deliver better outcomes.

Joshua EdwardsJoshua Edwards
04 Apr 2023

On the day briefing: The Hewitt Review

This briefing gives a summary of the Hewitt Review, a review into the role and powers of integrated care systems (ICSs), and NHS Providers' view.

04 Apr 2023

NHS Providers responds to the Hewitt Review

Sir Julian Hartley responds to the Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt's review of oversight and governance of integrated care systems.

13 Mar 2023

Reflections on the digital journey across Frimley ICS

Sam Burrows, chief transformation and digital officer at Frimley ICS, reflects on the systems digital transformation journey and the strong role partnerships have played in their digital achievements.

Sam BurrowsSam Burrows
06 Mar 2023

Permissive approach key to NHS system collaboration

Miriam Deakin and Rory Deighton, director of the NHS Confederation's acute network, discuss the findings of our joint report 'The evolution of provider collaboration'.

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