Morning, Thursday, 14th November 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will be an opportunity to discuss the role of Integrated Care Systems (ICS) in shaping the care in the communities they serve - looking at population health management, scaling up and local delivery.
Following the commitment to roll out ICS across the country by 2021 to help deliver the NHS Long Term Plan, delegates will discuss the challenges and practicalities in scaling up to meet this goal - including gaining access to transformation funding, arrangements for governance, and delivering effective shared decision-making and resource management.
The seminar follows the publication of the Long Term Plan’s Implementation Framework, which outlines the approach ICS should take in developing their five-year plans by November 2019.
Delegates will consider approaches to developing plans with engagement from partners across the health and social care system, including local communities, clinical staff and local authorities.
They will also examine the potential for legislative change and the future of the purchaser-provider split, following the response to the consultation to introduce an Integrated Care Provider Contract, which assessed contracting arrangements for providers to remove operational barriers of integration - and concluded that amendments were needed around transparency, financial controls and accountability.
We also expect discussion on the future of health commissioning and possible plans to streamline current commissioning arrangements to one CCG per ICS area - looking at next steps for increasing efficiencies, the role of joint commissioning and the impact of shared budgets between local authorities and CCGs.
The agenda includes discussion on the lessons that might be learnt from the existing ICS, and how these might be built upon going forward.
There will be case studies from Dr Claire Fuller, Lead, Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System and Member, NHS Assembly; Paul Najsarek, Chief Executive, Ealing Council and Rob Webster, Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Member, NHS Assembly who are all working towards fully integrated health and care systems in their local areas.
The agenda also looks at what more will be needed to support ICS to join up care across local authorities, the NHS and wider system partners - including the call for the long term funding of adult social care, with the Social Care Green Paper expected to outline options shortly.
Further sessions will address the key barriers to moving forward with delivery, such as how to ensure the workforce has the right skills, training and resources to deliver integrated care - in light of the recent publication of the Interim NHS People Plan, which includes the aim to support ICS in creating five-year workforce plans to improve care delivery.
Attendees will consider the options set out for ensuring adequate training, education and recruitment and priorities for alleviating workforce shortages to cope with increased demand - such as the role of the third sector, volunteers and industry partners in innovating care provision and providing community care.