STP won’t become ICS without primary care
4 July 2018
Simon Stevens has made it clear that there is “no plan B” if the NHS does not embrace integrated care systems (ICS). With the first ICS areas already announced, one of their major challenges is to understand and engage fully with primary care.
Without general practice and other primary care professions as willing partners, ICS will remain no more than an acronym.
There are two big challenges for ICS areas. The first is understand how primary care works – the contracting and financial levers and impediments to progress, premises funding and
regulation, and the workforce and leadership issues that need to be addressed.
The second is to ensure that local primary care organisations are onboard: How many understand the local ICS plan? How many are signed up to it? How many are involved at all? PCC is already working with some STP/ICS areas.
We can help you understand the issues and facilitate the relationships you will need if ICSs are to flourish.
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