Integrated Care Partnerships (known as ICPs) are partnerships made up of local health and care organisations, borough and district councils and voluntary and community organisations. Most ICPs cover a population of around 250 – 300,000 people.
ICPs provide the local leadership, and framework, to support the delivery of integrated care at the local level, bringing all the organisations that can make this happen together around the same table.
Each partnership is developing its own priorities, reflecting the different needs of their local communities, and thinking about how they will work together to improve and join up care for local people.
We have four ICPs across Surrey Heartlands:
- East Surrey
- Guildford and Waverley
- North West Surrey
- Surrey Downs
These local partnerships are responsible for the planning and delivery of services at a local level. Each ICP has its own Board with representation from local partners and sets its own local priorities.
ICPs are not statutory organisations so the accountability for decision-making sits with the CCG’s Governing Body. This is done through a delegated local committee for each Integrated Care Partnership. Each committee consists of one or two locally elected Governing Body GPs, the ICP Director or Place Based Leader and a Lay Member, who sit on the local ICP Board, with delegated authority from the Governing Body to make commissioning decisions. This ensures each ICP is able to reflect the priorities and needs of its local area.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the above workshop at the beginning of March 2020. A lot has happened since then and our thoughts are with all those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We wanted to make sure that we reported back on your contributions to this event. The Guildford and Waverley ICP Board has reviewed the feedback and is keen to move forward with establishing a Citizen Reference Group, to support its commitment to involve citizens and patients in imaginative and innovative ways with the ICP and its programmes.