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Integrated Care System

The VCSE is a key strategic partner in the development of the ICS.

The ICS is a partnership of NHS organisations, local authorities, the VCSE Sector and others to take collective responsibility for planning services, improving health and reducing inequalities across the county.

Together we are making an important contributions in shaping services to tackle health inequalities in Worcestershire.

By working together ICS member organisations aim to deliver more joined-up support and services within communities to address health inequalities and improve public health. The ICS exists to achieve four overarching objectives:

  • 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

VCSE Worcestershire Alliance and The Integrated Care System have committed to new ways of working together based on a set of shared values and commitments laid out in this Memorandum of Understanding.  

 Our system is made up of –

  • A new statutory NHS body
  • Three NHS Trusts
  • Seven Local Authorities
  • 15 Primary Care Networks
  • 80 GP Practices
  • 123 Community Pharmacies
  • 96 Dentists 
  • 64 Optometrists

Key facts – 

  • Two counties, each with a Healthwatch
  • More than £1.5bn public spend
  • 800,000 people served
  • Over 2000 VCSE organisations
  • Nearly 20,000 staff in statutory sector bodies
Integrated Care System map

Watch this animation from The Kings Fund to see how organisations are collaborating to deliver joined-up care.

Full detail of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System can be found here.

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System