As part of the Health and Care Act 2022, which became law in April this year, South Yorkshire’s four Clinical Commissioning Groups - in Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley - have been replaced by the NHS South Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB).
The new organisation, which was formed officially on 1 July 2022, is now the statutory NHS body responsible for developing plans in collaboration with all its system partners for meeting the health needs of the population, reducing health inequalities, managing the NHS budget and arranging for the provision of health services in South Yorkshire.
An Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) has also been established. This is a committee made up of the ICB and the four local authorities from across South Yorkshire which is responsible for setting key priorities and developing a strategy for health and care to improve the lives of local people by:
- Improving outcomes in population health and healthcare
- tackling inequalities in outcomes, user experience and access to services
- enhancing productivity and value for money
- helping the NHS support broader social and economic development.
The ICP brings together local councils, hospitals, community services, primary care, voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and Healthwatch across the region. You can see a full list of our partners here.
Chief Executive of the South Yorkshire ICB, Gavin Boyle said: “The ICB is part of an Integrated Care System (ICS) - a way of working that will see all organisations combining their collective resources and expertise locally and regionally to plan and deliver services to help our communities live healthy happy lives.
“The ICP has a wide representation of stakeholders and is critical for setting our direction and ensuring we are delivering our aims. Our collective ambition is to harness the strong foundations and relationships developed over recent years across South Yorkshire to deliver effective, efficient and quality services that have our communities at their core.
“A key focus is to work together to tackle health inequalities across the region, providing better access to services, a better experience for people using our services and ultimately better health outcomes for our 1.4m population.”