South West ICS'
Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships of health and care organisations, local government and the voluntary sector. They exist to improve population health, tackle health inequalities, enhance productivity and help the NHS support broader social and economic development.
They will be led by an NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB), with responsibility for NHS functions and budget, and an Integrated Care Partnership, a statutory committee bringing together all system partners to produce a health and care strategy.
There are 42 ICSs covering the whole of England and 7 across the South West Region. Each NHS ICB will hold a substantial budget for commissioning high quality health and care services, with the responsibility to ensure these are delivered in a way that meets the needs of local people.