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Integrated care systems - next steps for commissioning and joined-up care, population health and addressing inequalities, and learning from the response to COVID-19

Afternoon, Thursday, 29th October 2020

Online Conference


***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***

This conference will discuss the next steps for integrated care systems (ICS), with the target for nationwide completion by 2021.


Areas for discussion include:

  • progress of integrated care and the opportunities presented by COVID-19
  • commissioning, joined-up care delivery, service redesign and the role of primary care networks
  • the role of ICS in addressing health inequalities and delivering population health - including technology adoption and utilising data

Why this is relevant - the context:

  • The NHS response to COVID-19:
    • as NHS England and Improvement re-establishes its system-by-default operating model
    • with the NHS Confederation survey of  System Leaders finding that since the outbreak of the pandemic there has been a growing appetite for significant strengthening of system working, with an increasing number favouring a move away from the current voluntary partnerships approach in favour of more formalised working arrangements
  • With the NHS Long Term Plan outlining:
    • a target for nationwide completion of integrated care systems by April 2021 - as NHS England and Improvement announce four new integrated care systems
    • a streamlining of CCGs to around one per ICS
    • plans for more digitally-enabled care
    • for each ICS to have systems in place for population health management and Chief Information Officers within every local NHS organisation board by 2021/22
  • 5 year strategic plans being developed to implement the Long Term Plan, following the NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework
  • The forthcoming NHS People Plan, which is expected to outline how ICS can become more responsible for the workforce as systems develop
  • Development and adoption of the Integrated Care Provider Contract
  • Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On finding that the health gap between wealthy and deprived areas has increased, life expectancy has slowed, people are spending longer in poor health, and regional differences are being experienced
  • The Government’s green paper Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s, which sets out taking a preventative approach to healthcare

Key areas for discussion:

Progress of integrated care and the opportunities presented by COVID-19

  • developing integrated care systems across the country - progress so far, including best practice in areas that have integrated successfully, and ways of driving forward progress in areas that haven’t yet fully integrated
  • the system-by-default operating model - impact so far, its potential for supporting integration, addressing health inequalities exacerbated by COVID-19, and accelerating population health management
  • innovation in responses to the COVID-19 pandemic - requiring a joined-up approach that considers place - that have been used to keep services going and increase capacity, including:
    • the increased use of telemedicine and remote healthcare in general practice
    • engagement with community care as it supports the clinically vulnerable
  • service recovery in the wake of the pandemic:
    • the role of integrated care systems in managing the backlog of appointments, treatments and operations
    • what can be learnt from how systems adapted to urgent need during the pandemic

Commissioning, joined-up care delivery, service redesign and the role of primary care networks

  • key issues for effective commissioning in integrated care and implementing commitments in the NHS Long Term Plan, including:
    • providing joined-up services and adopting the Integrated Care Provider Contract which awards one integrated contract across general practice, local authority and wider NHS services
    • streamlining of CCGs as envisaged in the NHS Long Term Plan with one CCG per ICS area
  • public, patient and the community involvement in the development of ICS - assessing success so far and ways that this can be improved moving forward
  • supporting, managing and developing the workforce - with the forthcoming NHS People Plan expected to outline how ICS can become more responsible for the workforce as systems develop
  • primary care networks (PCNs) within ICS - looking at integrating primary care within wider services, ways that PCNs can create efficiencies and share resources in a local areas, and best practice

The role of ICS in addressing health inequalities and delivering population health - including technology adoption and utilising data

  • approaches to delivering population health using data and intelligence to understand local needs - including developing both public engagement and the workforce to deliver team-based care
  • the potential of technology in supporting collaboration and integration between health and social care in the context of ambitions within the NHS Long Term Plan for more digitally-enabled care
  • progress being made in setting up population health management systems, effective ways of utilising data for population health, and examples of where this is working well
  • how ICS can work to address health inequalities across local areas as the importance of place is emphasised
  • opportunities for ICS to deliver preventative healthcare and progress being made in delivering population health:
    • how this can be built upon as ICS reach maturity
    • ways of supporting the workforce to identify the local social determinants of health
    • the role that the community can play within population health

The agenda:

  • Priorities for driving forward progress in integrated care systems
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and the role of integrated care systems in managing recovery
  • Progress in the development of integrated care systems
  • Key issues for commissioning to support integrated and effective care
  • Assessing joined-up care delivery and service redesign - implementation, community and patient engagement, and developing the workforce
  • The role of primary care networks in delivering integrated care and supporting community care
  • Adopting technology, adapting services and using data for effective population health
  • Progress in integrated care systems taking a leading role in population health management, addressing health inequalities and improving outcomes - and opportunities going forward
  • Next steps for integrated care systems and implementing ambitions in the NHS Long Term Plan

Policy officials attending:

Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders.


Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including members of both Houses of Parliament, and senior government and regulatory officials involved in this area of public policy, together with representatives from the NHS, ICS and STPs, CCGs, Primary Care Networks, executive agencies including clinical staff, local authorities, public health professionals, the independent and third sectors, patient and community groups, law firms, consultancies, and others affected by the issues, as well as academics and think tanks, and reporters from the national and specialist media.


This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference



Keynote Speaker

Rob Webster

Lead Chief Executive, West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS and Chief Executive Officer, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Keynote Speakers

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell

Deputy Chief Executive, Londonwide LMCs

Louise Patten

Chief Executive, NHS Clinical Commissioners

Rob Webster

Lead Chief Executive, West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS and Chief Executive Officer, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Minesh Patel

Chair, National Association of Primary Care

Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from The Stroke Association

Ewan King

Deputy Chief Executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence