Integrating Care: Consultation closes 8th January

Why NHS England is getting it wrong

NHS England (NHSE) is consulting on their latest plans for ‘integrating care’, including changes to legislation.

The proposals include a top-down re-organisation of the NHS in England abolishing CCGs, replacing them with 42 Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), statutory bodies under tight financial control from the centre and with even less public accountability. The result will be massive new opportunities for the private sector through the ‘Health Systems Support Framework’ (HSSF). While ICSs will find it difficult to work in real partnership with others such as local authorities in addressing health inequalities, proposals will allow private companies representation on an ICS Board. 

Despite the short notice we hope you can respond to the consultation, which has a deadline of 8th January:

We have some model answers for you to help you complete the consultation.

We also have a letter for you to use to invite people to take part in the consultation.



Short read: NHS E/I ‘Integrating Care’ – Summary response 3 Jan 2021

Long read: NHS E/I ‘Integrating Care’ – ICS Management 3 Jan 2021

An alternative vision: achieving democratic accountability 3 Jan 2021

Social care: relationship to ICSs 3 Jan 2021

Dangerous NHS restructuring to go ahead despite Covid, posted 10 Dec 2020