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Transforming Care


Integrated care systems: Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership

The Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership is a collaboration of organisations responsible for delivering health and care services. It's what's known as an Integrated Care System (ICS). We're one of 42 ICSs in England. Our goal is to ensure everyone living in our area can live a happy, healthy life. We believe we are stronger when working together. We are striving to improve the health and wellbeing of our population as well as the quality and effectiveness of the services we provide, while reducing inequalities between different groups.

The Partnership Long Term Plan sets out our ambitions and the difference we seek to make.

Since 2018, (under the previous guise of Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership) relationships between the NHS, local councils and other important strategic partners from the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector have been strengthened.

We've had shared priorities for the future, which is leading to better and more convenient services, invested in keeping people healthy and out of hospital. 

 An Integrated Care Board has now been established in shadow form ahead of 1 July 2022. ICBs will be directly accountable for NHS spend and performance within each ICS and take on the NHS planning functions currently held by clinical commissioning groups, as well as some held by NHS England and NHS Improvement.Subject to legislation, CCGs - including NHS Vale of York CCG - will cease to exist at the end of June 2022.

Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) will operate as statutory committees, bringing together the NHS and local authorities as partners to focus more widely on health, public health and social care.

ICPs are be responsible for developing an integrated care strategy to set out how the wider health and wellbeing needs of the local population will be met.

Transforming care - legislative changes

In 2019 the NHS Long-Term Plan set the ambition for all parts of the country to become Integrated Care Systems (ICSs). ICSs are partnerships between the organisations that meet health and care needs across an area, to coordinate services and to plan in a way that improves population health and reduces inequalities between different groups.In November 2020, the NHS set out next steps for transforming how health and care is delivered in England and launched an engagement exercise on enhanced proposals for creating statutory ICSs.

Where we are now

NHS Vale of York CCG is already part of a robust ICS now known the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership. The ICS covers six places: North Yorkshire, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Vale of York, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Across Humber and North Yorkshire, collaborative working between the NHS, local councils, the voluntary and community sector, other health and care and public sector organisations and our local communities has been evolving for many years, particularly at a local level.

Our joint working has been underpinned by a shared belief that we are more successful in bringing about change and improving the lives of our local populations if we work together. We have created a vision for our population; ‘in everything we do, we are helping local people to start well, live well and age well’ and we have many successful examples of what we have achieved by collaborating in new ways. By working closer together, the ICS aims to:

  • improve outcomes in population health and healthcare
  • tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access
  • enhance productivity and value for money
  • help the NHS support broader social and economic development.

Our populations should see that together we are:

  • improving the health of children and young people
  • supporting people to stay well and independent
  • acting sooner to help those with preventable conditions
  • supporting those with long-term conditions or mental health issues
  • caring for those with multiple needs as populations age
  • getting the best from collective resources so people get care as quickly as possible.

Many of the changes that need to take place in order to improve our local health and care system will still be planned and implemented locally.

North Yorkshire and York Strategic Partnership

North Yorkshire and York Strategic Partnership is one of two Strategic Partnerships that makes up Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership. It covers a population of around one million people, bringing together primary, secondary, community and other health and social care services with a single operational and financial plan.

It proposes five initial Local Care Partnerships where leaders and providers can work collectively to a shared vision and purpose that meets the needs of their population, and is aligned to the single Strategic Plan and ICS ambition. Partners include:

  • NHS North Yorkshire CCG and NHS Vale of York CCG
  • North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council
  • York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
  • Primary Care Networks
  • Community providers

Next steps

The Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership will have a single NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) from 1 July 2022 that will oversee the day-to-day running of the local NHS. The ICB will replace the six existing clinical commissioning groups which will be disestablished from that date.

The ICB executive leadership has now been appointed and you can learn more about these appointments and the development of the ICB on the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership website.

Governing Body

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board, as the successor body to the CCG, will take place at 9:30am on Friday 1 July 2022. 

Members of the public are invited to observe this meeting which is being held virtually.  Please note there is not an opportunity for public questions during this meeting. You can observe this meeting by clicking this link on the day of the meeting.

Papers will be made available before the meeting here.  Should you require any of these documents in an alternative format, or if you require additional support to access these meetings, please contact:

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