Can Do Health & Care - Our Integrated Care Strategy Summary

Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS) brings together the full spectrum of partners responsible for planning and delivering health and care across North East Essex, Ipswich and East Suffolk and West Suffolk to ensure shared leadership and joint action to improve the health and wellbeing of the one million people who live locally. The Health and Care Act 2022 created a statutory basis for Integrated Care Systems by creating a statutory Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) and an NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) for each ICS. The ICP works in the best interests of residents in Suffolk and North East Essex by bringing together the NHS, local authorities, social care providers, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, and other key stakeholders as equal partners to agree how to improve outcomes and experience through the integration of health and care. The Suffolk and North East Essex ICP is co-chaired by Cllr. Andrew Reid from Suffolk County Council, Cllr. John Spence from Essex County Council and Professor William Pope from NHS Suffolk and North East Essex ICB and is supported by Susannah Howard as ICP Director. A key role for the ICP is to generate an Integrated Care Strategy that sets the direction of the system across the whole ICS footprint. The strategy sets out the ambition of all partners to improve health and care outcomes and experiences for the population of Suffolk and North East Essex. It sets out how commissioners in both the NHS and local authorities, working with providers and other partners, can deliver more joined-up, preventative, and person-centred care for their whole population, across the course of their life. The Integrated Care Strategy presents an opportunity to do things differently to before, such as reaching beyond ‘traditional’ health and social care services to consider the wider determinants of health or joining-up health, social care and wider services. This document sets out a high level summary of the initial Integrated Care Strategy for the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS. This builds on and brings together earlier work and thinking from across partners in the Suffolk and North East Essex ICS and describes a shared vision from the perspective of ‘what matters’ to people living in Suffolk and North East Essex and ‘our Collective Ambition’ as local health and care partners. The strategy has been developed through an inclusive process involving stakeholders from across Suffolk and North East Essex including people with lived experience, clinicians and other professionals, elected leaders and others. The Suffolk and North East Essex ICS website then sets out our Integrated Care Strategy in full with significantly more detail for each key area including population outcomes, data and indicators, our understanding of the story behind these outcomes based on lived experience and published evidence, information about what matters to local people, our ambition for how things will be different in Suffolk and North East Essex, case studies and links to wider resources. As an ICP we want to encourage and enable deeper crosssector understanding, thinking and planning in health and care. We also want this work to be informed by evidence and lived experience. Our Integrated Care Strategy provides a flexible, collective, central resource that is accessible by all, to enable everyone to be part of the work of the ICS going forward. INTRODUCTION 2