We work as a key partner within the South Yorkshire Integrated Care System (ICS) to collectively deliver health and care services that meet the needs of the local population. We work alongside our local councils, our voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) and other partners to address health inequalities and wider determinants of health. 

Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are partnerships of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up health and care services, and to improve the lives of people who live and work in their area.

Following several years of locally led development, recommendations from NHS England and NHS Improvement and Royal Assent of the Health and Care Act (2022), on 1 July 2022, 42 ICSs were be established across England on a statutory basis, including our own South Yorkshire Integrated Care System.

Our ICS has a population of over 1.4 million and is made up of: 

  • 186 GP practices
  • 5 acute trusts
  • 9 NHS trusts*
  • 4 local authorities
  • 3 community/mental health trusts
  • 1 ambulance trust
  • Over 6000 VCSE organisations

The purpose of ICSs is to bring partner organisations together to:

  • improve outcomes in population health and healthcare
  • tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access
  • enhance productivity and value for money
  • help the NHS support broader social and economic development

South Yorkshire ICS includes: ​​​

  • South Yorkshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) – a statutory committee jointly formed between the NHS South Yorkshire ICB and place partnerships and is chaired by Oliver Coppard, Mayor of South Yorkshire. Our ICP is responsible for producing an integrated care strategy on how to meet the health and wellbeing needs of our local population. It brings together a broad alliance of Place Partnerships which  lead the detailed design and delivery of integrated services across their localities and neighbourhoods. The partnerships involve the NHS, local councils, community and voluntary organisations, local residents, people who use services, their carers and representatives and other community partners with a role in supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of the population.
  • NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) – a statutory NHS organisation responsible for developing a plan for meeting the health needs of the population, managing the NHS budget and arranging for the provision of health services across South Yorkshire. Our ICB is called NHS South Yorkshire. When ICBs became legally established in July 2022, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) were abolished.
  • Provider collaboratives and alliances will bring providers together to achieve the benefits of working at scale across our places in South Yorkshire to improve quality, efficiency and outcomes and address unwarranted variation and inequalities in access and experience across different providers.