A Place Based Partnership (formally known as Integrated Care Partnership or ICP) is being developed in Leeds (Leeds health and care partnership), to enable closer working relationships and practice across the health and care sector. Our Third Sector plays a key role in the development of this and Forum Central is committed to ensuring all of our members know about, and can contribute to, this work.
Proposed legislative changes were outlined in the February 2021 Health and Social Care White Paper that requires all areas in England to have a statutory Integrated Care System that will plan and pay for NHS services. From April 2022, ICSs will become statutory organisations absorbing commissioning functions currently undertaken by Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS England.
Leeds already has a great track record of working in partnership and by developing a strong set of principles and transparent governance, we will ensure that the Leeds health and care partnership fits well into the developing West Yorkshire Integrated Care System (ICS).
A Leeds health and care partnership committee is now being formed and will be operational by 01 April 2022 and includes a representative from the Third Sector.
Leeds Health and Care Partnership (LHCP) Third Sector reference group
Forum Central members are invited to join our bi-weekly reference group meeting to discuss the impact and progression of this work from a Third Sector perspective. The meetings take place on Wednesdays at 9-10am.
Please email [email protected] if you would like to attend or would like more information on these changes and their likely impact.