and care systems are having to work in new and different ways to meet the needs
of their local populations. The
Long Term Plan provides a 10 year vision for how health and care systems will
develop from STP footprints into Integrated Care Systems.
To support the move towards
more integrated working across health and care, we have established a regional
team to provide practical support to local systems and their leaders
About the regional team
The regional team will work
with system leaders to identify how best to support peer learning and spread
good practice on integration. They will be 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 regional team will provide
access to learning and good practice, support relationships and leadership
development, and create opportunities to influence national policy and
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
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
- Local authority senior officers
- Voluntary sector leaders
- STP/ICS partnership boards.
What regions do they cover?
There are seven regional networks
covering the whole country, each region is led by an NHS Confederation Regional
View the list of
STPs and ICSs below
to find your region and
connect with your regional lead.
Find out more
For further information about
the networks and the support they will provide, please contact the appropriate