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Integrating Care – The next steps

NHS England has published Integrating Care – The next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England, this builds on previous publications that set out proposals for legislative reform and is primarily focused on the operational direction of travel.

It opens up a discussion with the NHS and its partners about how Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) could be embedded in legislation or guidance. Decisions on legislation will of course then be for Government and Parliament.  This builds on the route map set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, for health and care joined up locally around people’s needs. It signals a renewed ambition for how we can support greater collaboration between partners in health and care systems to help accelerate progress in meeting the most critical health and care challenges. More.....