01 July 2022
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System goes live on 1 July 2022. The new organisation is a partnership of health and care organisations working together across Hampshire and Isle of Wight to better join up services to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the communities we serve.
This presents an opportunity to truly transform local health and care as they join together as one team focused on improving the health and care for all those living in Hampshire and Isle of Wight.
The Integrated Care Board (ICB) sits within the ICS and is responsible for developing a plan to meet the health needs of our population and the NHS budget, and replaces Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group and Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group. Hampshire and Isle of Wight is one of 42 ICBs across England.
While the NHS has worked successfully in partnership with other organisations to deliver health and care services in the past, there have been barriers.
Moving to an integrated care system removes those barriers. Instead of health and care organisations being in competition for resources and working separately for patients, this partnership allows a more collaborative way to support people’s health and wellbeing as a system.
There are four key principles guiding the integrated care system –
- Improving outcomes in population health and healthcare
- Tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access
- Enhance productivity and value for money
- Support social and economic development
In this video partners from across the local health and care system explain what integrated care means to them.
A new website, www.hantsiowhealthandcare.org.uk, is now live and will be developed further in the coming weeks and months as they share more about how together they are enabling people in our communities to live healthier, longer lives.