Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships that bring together local councils, the NHS, social care providers, and voluntary and community sector organisations to work collaboratively to plan health and care services that meet the needs of their communities.
Building on lessons learnt during the pandemic, ICSs aim to improve population health and healthcare, tackle health inequalities, and help local communities to thrive.
All parts of England are now covered by one of 42 ICSs. Kingston is part of the South West London Health and Care Partnership.
Partnership working has been at the heart of Kingston's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the NHS vaccination programme. Our role at KVA is to keep Kingston's VCSE sector informed of key developments, and make sure that people's voices are heard.
Useful links for further information
NHS video - Strong Integrated Care Systems Everywhere