Integrated Care Systems are partnerships of health and care organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up services and to improve the health of people who live and work in their area. They exist to achieve four aims:
- Improve outcomes in population health and healthcare
- Tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access
- Enhance productivity and value for money
- Help the NHS support broader social and economic development
Integrated Care Boards (ICB) were created by the Health and Care Act (2022). Each ICB is required to have a constitution. The act sets out the required contents and terms to be used in the constitution. The BNSSG ICB Constitution.
The Standing Orders, which set out the arrangements and procedures to be followed for meetings are included in the Constitution.