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Integrated Care Systems: Standards

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 188485, tabled on 8 June 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take with NHS England on supporting Integrated Care Systems to share best practice and strategies for quality improvement.

Answered on

19 June 2023

The Department and NHS England have shared case studies of best practice in guidance for integrated care boards and integrated care partnerships.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will assess integrated care systems (ICSs) across three key themes set out in the Health and Care Act 2022 which includes quality and safety, integration, and leadership; assessment reports will include required improvement and best practice.

NHS England host an online collaboration platform, FutureNHS, that enables all health and social care professionals to connect, share knowledge and collaborate.

Best practice is also facilitated via established forums including the Local Government Association (LGA), NHS Place Development Programme, and the ICS Network hosted by the NHS Confederation.