Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) is made up of local government, NHS and other partners such as business, education, Healthwatch and voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations, working together to address the health, social care and public health needs of local communities and ensure the public’s voice is at the heart of decision making.
As a statutory committee, Lancashire and South Cumbria ICP must develop an integrated care strategy by the end of December, which will focus on complex issues that can only be solved by the organisations within the partnership working together.
At the first committee meeting of the ICP, a comprehensive needs analysis was presented, with information from Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) from local authorities, large amounts of data from the Health Equity Commission and insight gathered from engagement with local communities over the last five years.
The partnership, using this data and insight, proposed six draft priorities for the integrated care strategy which are listed below:
- Supporting children and their families in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life
- Supporting people into employment and staying in work
- Large scale organisations’ role in social and economic development
- Preventing ill health and tackling health inequalities
- High-quality care that supports people to stay well in their own home
- Supporting people to choose their preferred place of death
To help the partnership to agree a smaller number of final priorities, a short survey has been developed to gather feedback from people living and working in Lancashire and South Cumbria. The survey asks participants to rank the priorities in order of importance, propose what issues within each priority are most important and offer any other feedback based on the draft priorities. Complete the survey here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/draft-priorities-integrated-care-strategy-engagement/
The closing date for the survey is Monday 24 October. The ICP committee will review the results of the engagement to inform the final integrated care strategy, which will be launched in early 2023.
Find out more about the engagement and the draft priorities here: https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/getinvolved/integrated-care-partnership-listening-our-communities-our-draft-priorities