ICS Network forums

Connecting system leaders through our dedicated forums for idea exchange and shared challenges.

Our regular ICS Network Advisorate and ICS Network Chairs and Leads meetings provide a dedicated independent space for ICS chairs and ICS executive leaders to exchange ideas, share experiences and challenges, and connect directly with policy makers to influence national thinking. 

All ICS members can connect with their peers through our dedicated forums, such as our system finance group and the ICS communications and engagement leads forum, helping to influence specific areas of work including ICS branding and naming conventions for ICSs and system finance policy.

Alongside these forums, members can also connect to wider NHS Confederation activity and peer support on issues including provider collaboratives and place-based working, linking with peers from across the health and care sector. Members can also benefit from the NHS Confederation’s leadership networks, including our Non-Executive Leaders Network, BME Leaders Network, LGBTQ+ Leaders Network and Health and Care Women Leaders Network.

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“The ICS network communications forum is really valuable to me, it means I get to network and hear from my peers all across the country. We can share ideas and updates in a safe space, which means everyone can make quicker progress on improving things for citizens and patients.” 

Alex Ball, director of communications and engagement, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG and ICS

  • An independent space for ICB chairs to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop solutions.

    To join, please email Sarah Walter

  • An independent space for integrated care partnership chairs to exchange ideas, develop solutions and shape policy development.

    To join, please email Ian Perrin

  • An independent space for ICS chief executives to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop solutions.

    To join, please email Sarah Walter

  • The first dedicated network for integrated care system communications and engagement leaders.

    To join, please contact Sarah Miller.

  • An independent space for ICS mental health programme directors and leads to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop solutions.

    To join, please email Chris Truscott

  • An independent space for ICS workforce to exchange ideas, share experiences and develop solutions.

    To join, please email Rebecca Smith.

  • A space for mental health housing service providers and others interested in this area to strengthen their independent, collective voice in the national policy debate.

    To join, please email Mental Health Network

  • Provider organisations have historically worked together to address mutual challenges. But the requirement for some providers to be part of a collaborative, and the formal role for provider collaboratives in the structure of integrated care systems, are new and need careful consideration.

    Our provider collaboration action learning set brings together people working on provider collaboratives  to share learning, exchange ideas and shape policy development.

    To join, please email Ian Perrin

  • The adoption and spread of virtual tools to provide care has been at the heart of the NHS’s response to coronavirus. But how can we build on these new service innovations and ways of working to aid recovery and improve care?

    If you’re interested in or work in virtual care, join this learning set to share your views and experience.

    To join, please email Fiona Claridge

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