As a new ICS, the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System (CPICS) is continuing to get together a range of strategies, including the Health and Wellbeing and Integrated Care Strategy, with a 5-year forward plan. This plan will focus on what needs to be done around our ‘health and care’ provision for our local people and communities.
The plan aims to be submitted before December 2022. As part of the process, the CPICS want to gather views and insights from local people and communities before drafting the strategy and then go out to gather views once the strategy is drafted.
The initial engagement will focus on ten questions, issued alongside context-setting material, for people to answer along with listening and talking events. National Guidance has been issued, and this includes a detailed list of whom we need to speak to as a minimum.
What is the Health & Wellbeing Board?
Previously operated as two separate committees and meetings, the Health and Wellbeing board supports integration and partnership between bodies from the NHS, public health, voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) and local government. Health and wellbeing boards bring together the NHS, public health, adult social care, and children’s services, including elected representatives and Local Healthwatch, to plan how best to meet the needs of their local population and tackle local inequalities in health.
During the statutory committee meetings, the board tackles vital health and well-being issues within our area.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Health & Wellbeing Board (HWB) is a statutory committee established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 for local authority members and local health organisation leaders to work together to create a Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the area.
The Board assesses what health and wellbeing support our local communities will need. The strategies implemented out of these discussions plan how the ICS can operate a better-integrated function and how we can promote improvements that reduce health inequalities.
Together with their partners, including Healthwatch, they are committed to establishing a single approach that will be both an integrated care strategy and a health and wellbeing strategy:
Phase 1 will gather information over the next few months before writing the strategy and work closely with voluntary sector charities such as Healthwatch and other local partners.
For more information about these plans go to https://www.cpics.org.uk/health-and-wellbeing-decisions
To read the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Health and Wellbeing Board Whole System Joint Sub-Committee meeting summary minutes from March 2022, click here