As part of our ongoing series of annualised market leading UK Health policy conferences and directly following on from the inaugural "Long Term Plan - Transition, Integrate, Improve" conference.. Govconnect is delighted to announce the launch of "Integrated Care 2020 - The Building Blocks of ICS & Population Health Improvement"
Integrated care systems are made up of three major pillars of work: Primary care networks, Personalised care and Population health management. Together, these three Ps form a core offer for local people which ensures care is tailored to their personal needs and delivered as close to home as possible.
An ICS – in which NHS providers work closely with clinical commissioning groups, primary care networks, local authorities and other partners to share responsibility for how they use their resources to benefit local populations – requires some different ways of working. Key priorities areas will include promoting health and well-being, re-designing care services and ensuring financial sustainability.
In June 2018, the Prime Minister announced a new five-year funding settlement for the NHS: a 3.4 per cent average real-terms annual increase in NHS England’s budget between 2019/20 and 2023/24 (a £20.5 billion increase over the period). To unlock this funding, national NHS bodies were asked to develop a long-term plan for the service. The resulting document, the NHS long-term plan, was published on 7 January 2019.
The plan builds on the policy platform laid out in the NHS five-year forward view (Forward View) which articulated the need to integrate care to meet the needs of a changing population.
The plan confirms the shift towards integrated care and place-based systems which has been a defining feature of recent NHS policy. ICSs will be the main mechanism for achieving this – the plan says that ICSs will cover all areas of England by April 2021 – and will increasingly focus on population health.
Attendees from the NHS & Local Authorities will learn that by working alongside each other, and drawing on the expertise of the STP's and other associated groups.
In June 2019 three further areas were designated as integrated care systems, meaning more than a third of the country’s population is now covered by an ICS.
Integrated Care 2020 – The Future of Population Health Systems will allow NHS organisations, local councils and others to come together and discuss collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering NHS standards, and improving the health of the population they serve.
Attendees from the NHS & Local Authorities will learn that by working alongside each other, and drawing on the expertise of others such as local charities and community groups, they can help people to live healthier lives for longer, and to stay out of hospital when they do not need to be there.
This critically timed conference and pre conference communications will ensure delegates have time to explore what capabilities are needed in their own local systems or partnerships and how they might introduce any changes. It will also provide a range of pre identified evidence based solutions and innovations that can assist in both the rollout and the overall improvement of patient centred services and improved population health.