Clinical and care professional leadership in integrated care systems

A thematic report from engagement events in March 2021 and mini literature review.
Louise Patten, Dr Graham Jackson, Jo Harding

3 September 2021

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This report summarises the findings of an engagement exercise on the role of clinical and care professionals in integrated care systems.

This report from the NHS Confederation was commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) in November 2020, to inform its guidance to support embedding system-wide clinical and professional leadership in all integrated care systems (ICSs). 

Our report details the findings of an engagement exercise with our clinical and care professional members and contacts in March 2021, on ‘what good looks like.’ This work was backed up by a mini literature review on clinical and care professional leadership, which included a review of ten case studies across the country.

The NHSEI guidance that our report informed was published on 3 September 2021

NHSEI's guidance was also informed by our future systems leadership scoping project, which considers how to enable and facilitate multi-agency, multi-disciplinary clinical leadership within integrated care systems.