Integrated care in practice: realising the potential of integrated care systems

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On 1 July, integrated care systems (ICSs) became statutory bodies following changes brought about by the Health and Care Act 2022. Through keynote speeches, panel debates and practical case study sessions, this virtual conference explored how to make the most of the opportunities created by the current reforms and deliver meaningful improvements in quality of care and population health.  

With thanks to those who submitted abstracts during the call for papers, the conference showcased projects that demonstrate how they are working together with partners to integrate care, improve population health and reduce inequalities, by working collectively on specific priority areas. 

National and local leaders discussed the continued importance of starting from local places and neighbourhoods as the building blocks of ICSs. Much of the work of joining up services and improving population health needs to happen more locally and this conference explored what this means in practice.   

Event topics

  • how local partners are tackling local and national priorities through improved collaboration  
  • the importance of involving communities and moving power to communities as part of efforts to promote integrated care 
  • integrating care for different groups, including older people and people with mental health conditions 
  • local approaches to prevention and promoting health and wellbeing for all citizens  
  • how the development of ICSs has enabled changes to service delivery and collaborative working  
  • new forms of partnership working across the NHS, local government and voluntary and community sector

It has always been clear that it is not possible to legislate for collaboration between local services and this conference provides an opportunity to share learning on how to bring about the change in behaviours, attitudes and relationships among staff and leaders right across the system that will enable effective partnership working. 

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Chris Hopson

Chris Hopson

Chief Strategy Officer, NHS England

Professor Anne Hendy

Professor Anne Hendry

Senior Associate, International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) and Director, IFIC Scotland


Sally Warren

Director of Policy, The King's Fund

Gillian Orrow

Dr Gillian Orrow

GP, and Director, Growing Health Together

Nichola Gardner

Nichola Gardner

Neighbourhoods Director, City and Hackney, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Ayo Adekoya

Ayo Adekoya

Assistant Director for Integration, Harrow Based Partnership

Jamie Stafford

Jamie Stafford

Programme Director, Community Mental Health Transformation Programme, East London NHS Foundation Trust

Craig Lister

Associate Director, Immunisations and Vaccinations Strategy Lead, Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) Integrated Care Board

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Luca Tiratelli

Researcher, The King's Fund


Laura Lamming

Researcher, The King's Fund

Chloe Gay

Public Health Principal, North Northamptonshire Council


Clair Thorstensen-Woll

Researcher, The King's Fund

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Nicola Blythe

Researcher, The King's Fund


Andrew McCracken

Assistant Director, External Affairs, The King's Fund

Kathy Nelson

Head of Cancer Network, Bedfordshire Luton Milton Keynes Integrated Care System


Chris Naylor

Senior Fellow, The King's Fund

Matt Neligan

Matt Neligan

Director of System Transformation, NHS England

Raj Jain

Chair, NHS Cheshire and Merseyside

Priya Singh

Dr Priya Singh

Chair, Frimley Integrated Care Board

Tanya Brown Griffith

Tanya Brown-Griffith

Programme Director, Population Health, Personalised Care and Prevention Programmes, NHS Sussex

Dr Nadia Wahid

Primary Care Clinical Lead Executive for Dementia, Black Country Integrated Care System