Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are partnerships of health and care organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up services and to improve the health of people who live and work in their area. They exist to improve outcomes in population health and healthcare; tackle inequalities in patient outcomes, experience and access; enhance productivity and value for money and support broader social and economic development in their area.
Locally, the North Central London ICS will cover the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington.
The government intends to put ICSs on a statutory footing in April 2022 and has proposed legislation to achieve this, which includes the establishment of 42 NHS Integrated Care Boards (ICBs). As part of the preparations, we want to ensure there is clarity about future leadership arrangements as soon as possible.
This week, we took another step towards our future as an ICS with the launch of a recruitment campaign for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the ICB.
The designate ICB chief executive role will be responsible for improving outcomes in population health and healthcare, working with colleagues, the community and partners to deliver a long-term strategy. Each ICB will hold a substantial budget for commissioning high quality patient care and the authority to establish performance arrangements to ensure this is delivered.
The recruitment campaign was launched for all 42 ICSs across England concurrently.
You can find out more about the CEO role for the role in North Central London here.
Applications close on 26 September 2021.