Social and economic development is now considered a central part of the health and care sector's work, with the newly established integrated care systems (ICSs) developing strategies to deliver against their core purpose of helping the NHS to support it.
To understand, embrace and enable this change, this section explores social and economic development in detail, providing practical tools and tips to support systems across England.
What and why
Unlocking the NHS’s social and economic potential: creating a more productive system
Explore what social and economic development is, why it matters to the NHS and how ICSs can develop more productive systems.
Systems for change: Driving social and economic development
Practical learning and tools for integrated care systems.
Watch: The fourth purpose of ICSs: Unlocking the NHS’s social and economic potential
A panel discussion on the fourth purpose of ICSs, to 'help the NHS support broader social and economic development', led by Michael Wood.
21 February 2023 12:30 - 13:30 GMT
From safety net to springboard
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Our overview and analysis of the levelling up white paper and what it means for the health and care sector.
8 February 2022
Health on the high street
How integrating health services into local high streets can generate economic, social and health benefits for local communities.
3 December 2020
Levelling Up Yorkshire and Humber
A plan to tackle spatial health and socio-economic inequalities and boost health outcomes as part of the recovery in Yorkshire and the Humber.
13 July 2020
Michael WoodHead of Health Economic Partnerships
Michael advises leaders on policy, partnerships and funding relating to skills and workforce, estates, innovation, population health and finance.