Systems for change: Driving social and economic development

Practical learning and tools for integrated care systems.
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One of the four key purposes of integrated care systems (ICSs) is to help the NHS support broader social and economic development. For many people working in local areas – in the NHS, local government, VCSE sector, business, academia and finance – this objective presents an exciting opportunity to change how we work together, and with people and communities, to create a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives.

While there is enthusiasm about the possibilities, there is currently a lack of practical support and guidance about how ICSs can approach this purpose in practice, and what could help partners make progress. Until now.

This platform, developed by the Systems for Change project, captures the learning from systems making strides on this objective. Presenting practical insights in bitesize chunks, it guides you through everything you need to know to make progress on social and economic development.

If you work in an integrated care system, VCSE organisation, local government, business or academia and are looking to bring people together to improve people’s lives, this platform is for you.

Access resources to help you:

  • learn more about the topic and unpack key concepts
  • discover common approaches and characteristics for making progress
  • learn from the experiences of systems making strides
  • access case studies, practical tools and further resources.

Systems for Change is an NHS England-funded project delivered by the NHS Confederation, National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), National Voices and the Local Government Association

Logos of the partners involved in the Systems for Change project: NHS Confederation, Local Government Association, National Voices and NAVCA