The second newsletter from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough ICS was issued this month. Over the last 100 days, teams in the ICS have worked together to make significant improvements.
The ICS is a partnership between voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations, local Councils, and NHS teams, working together for healthier futures for communities across the area.
Local people can now access GP appointments outside of regular working hours each week thanks to a new initiative with primary care colleagues; a brand new Green Strategy has been developed to ensure that local health and care services are environmentally fit for the future, and the ICS has worked with District Councils to create warm hubs and other health and care related services to support communities throughout winter.
ICS have worked together to put in place strategies for People and Communities and agreed on ways of working with Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector organisations in the area to ensure we work together to improve services for you. They continue to look towards the future to ensure services meet the needs of the communities they serve.
This includes creating a brand new Health & Wellbeing Integrated Care Strategy to improve health, care and well-being services for local people. To help local communities shape this strategy, the ICS has also recently launched Let’s Talk – its exciting new flagship engagement campaign, which encourages everyone in the area to have their say on the local health and care matters that are important to them.
Commenting on the first 100 days of the Integrated Care System, Jan Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, said:
“100 days on from our launch as an Integrated Care System, I want to thank our partners in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for working hard to improve health and care in our area.
“We know there’s still more to be done. As we work to deliver more improvements to health and care services, we want to encourage everyone to have their say about their local health and care through Let’s Talk. If you live or work in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, please fill in our quick Let’s Talk survey and help us shape our ICS over the next 100 days and beyond.”
Read this newsletter in full here
For more information on the ICS – visit their website.