Integrated Care System (ICS)

Integrated Care System (ICS)

In Greater Manchester the GMHSCP (Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership) have been working as an ICS for the last five years.

The creation of a statutory Integrated Care Partnership and Integrated Care Board from April 2022 will formalise these arrangements and allow them to evolve to deliver even better health and care for the people of Greater Manchester. The GM ICS will operate at neighbourhood, locality and Greater Manchester level. Click here to read the full briefing document

Further information is also available on the ICS development and next steps report 

NHS Joint National Plan

NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK have published the Joint National Plan for Inclusive Pharmacy Practice.

“The plan includes collaborative projects to develop a ‘menu’ of accredited training and resources for pharmacy professionals on culturally competent healthcare service delivery; and a resource pack to help pharmacy teams to learn how to use local population health data to help them engage with diverse communities to design culturally competent approaches to health inequalities” ( Dr Keith Ridge – Read the full blog here)


Click here to view the Joint National Plan for Inclusive Pharmacy Practice.

Click here to view the Joint covering letter.