Regional support

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Health and care systems are having to work in new and different ways to meet the needs of their local populations.

To support the move towards more integrated working across health and care, we are establishing a regional team to provide practical support to local systems and their leaders.

About the regional team

A new regional team will work with system leaders to identify how best to support peer learning and spread good practice on integration. They will be creating seven regional integration networks to work on system and place-based issues with sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) and integrated care system (ICS) leaders, programme directors, and members of STP/ICS partnership boards.

What will they do?

The networks will provide access to learning and good practice, support relationships and leadership development, and create opportunities to influence national policy and thinking.

The focus of each network will be determined locally, but will:

  • provide an independent forum to discuss challenges and opportunities facing local systems and help to disseminate learning and best practice
  • promote joint working and integration between local authorities, NHS, clinicians and the voluntary sector, complementing and signposting to existing support from national bodies, peers and others
  • facilitate a dialogue with national bodies about the key issues facing local systems and enable more co-production of national policy.

They will also provide a stronger and more direct link between members and the Confederation, acting as a conduit to transmit messages and concerns to national bodies.

There is no charge to individuals or organisations for taking part in the networks.

Who can take part?

The networks will bring together people from across roles and topics, including:

  • STP/ICS programme directors
  • STP/ICS leaders and chairs
  • STP/ICS clinical leads
  • NEDs, CCG lay members and local authority members
  • STP/ICS partnership boards.

What regions do they cover?

Seven networks will cover the same areas as NHS England and NHS Improvement's regional teams. Each will be lead by a regional engagement manager.

View the list of STPs and ICSs below to find your region and connect with your regional engagement manager.

Find out more

For further information about the networks and the support they will provide, please contact Francesca Reville, senior programme manager, at

STP footprints

Footprint Regional engagement manager
Bath and North Somerset, Swindon and
Helen Wolstenholme
Berkshire West ICS Helen Wolstenholme
Birmingham and Solihull Rory Deighton
Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire Helen Wolstenholme
Buckinghamshire ICS Helen Wolstenholme
Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Helen Wolstenholme
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fiona Claridge
Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership Rory Deighton
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Francesca Reville
Coventry and Warwickshire Rory Deighton
Devon Francesca Reville
Dorset Helen Wolstenholme
Durham, Darlington and Tees, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Kerry McQuade
East London Fiona Claridge
Frimley Health and Care Helen Wolstenholme
Gloucestershire Rory Deighton
Greater Manchester Health and Care Partnership Rory Deighton
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Helen Wolstenholme
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Rory Deighton
Hertfordshire and West Essex Fiona Claridge
Humber, Coast and Vale Kerry McQuade
Joined Up Care Derbyshire Kerry McQuade
Kent & Medway Helen Wolstenholme
Lancashire and South Cumbria Rory Deighton
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Rory Deighton
Lincolnshire Kerry McQuade
Mid and South Essex Fiona Claridge
Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Luton Kerry McQuade
Norfolk and Waveney Fiona Claridge
North London Fiona Claridge
North West London Fiona Claridge
Northamptonshire Kerry McQuade
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and North Durham Kerry McQuade
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Health and Care Kerry McQuade
Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Rory Deighton
Somerset Helen Wolstenholme
South East London Fiona Claridge
South West London Health and Care
Fiona Claridge
South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Kerry McQuade
Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Rory Deighton
Suffolk and North East Essex Fiona Claridge
Surrey Heartlands Health and Care
Helen Wolstenholme
Sussex and East Surrey Helen Wolstenholme
The Black Country and West Birmingham Rory Deighton
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Kerry McQuade
West, North and East Cumbria Kerry McQuade

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