The COVID-19 crisis has required the NHS to operate differently, precipitating change at an extraordinary pace. As the pandemic has shown, when regulatory burdens are reduced, local leaders are able to innovate at speed and develop more agile ways of working. To permanently unleash this energy and creativity, the NHS radical reform of the current model of NHS oversight.
Our work reflects our members' aims to develop and maintain the lean, light and agile ways of working developed during the early phases of the pandemic.
Integrated care partnership (ICP) engagement document
An overview of national guidance setting out expectations for the role of integrated care partnerships within integrated care systems.
16 September 2021
Through our stakeholder influencing and policy development, we seek to influence the regulatory architecture for the NHS, to create a consistent and cohesive regulatory culture that supports system working and population health approaches to healthcare. This includes continuing to influences as the health and care bill develops, and building on our engagement to shape the Care Quality Commission's strategy and System Oversight Framework for the second half of 2021/22.
We have played a leading role in supporting the health and social care secretary's work to relieve bureaucratic burdens on the NHS in autumn 2020. This was followed by the strong focus on reducing the burden of regulation as described in the white paper released in spring 2021.
Health on the Line: 'To be more representative means doing things differently'
Episode 2: Ifti Majid on leadership, organisational culture, effective boards and thinking differently.
8 September 2021
Embedding clinical leadership in integrated care systems
Letter to Edward Argar MP urges the minister to ensure the new NHS system architecture embeds clinical leadership within integrated care systems.
27 May 2021
Actions on the proposals outlined in the integration and innovation white paper
How the ICS Network is working to influence the proposals set out in the government's white paper on health and care reform in England.
26 April 2021
Legislation must require clinical and lay members on ICS boards
The recent health and care white paper has broadly been welcomed by health leaders, but there are still concerns that need to be addressed.
1 April 2021
The 2020/21 annual report and accounts: three issues to watch for
Three core issues NHS bodies will need to consider when approving the annual report and accounts.
6 April 2021
Healthcare leaders will welcome new advice on infection control measures, but Covid has not gone away
Dr Layla McCay responds to new recommendations from UKHSA on infection prevention and control.
27 September 2021
Rising cases have compounded existing pressures
Darren Hughes, director of the Welsh NHS Confederation, comments on the latest NHS activity and performance statistics.
23 September 2021
Co-producing with and engaging communities: What does good look like?
Join our third webinar in the series on implementing the ICS agenda on from 12.45pm to 2pm on Tuesday 28 September.
28 September 2021 12:45 - 14:00 GMT
Integration in Action series: Tackling elective recovery as a system
Gain insight into how frontline leaders are dealing with the backlog of care and treatment.
30 September 2021 08:00 - 08:55 GMT
Health on the Line
New podcast series, hosted by Matthew Taylor, offers fresh perspectives on the healthcare challenges of our time and ways to confront them.