31 Mar Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System launches new 10-year strategy
Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System (ICS) brings together all the organisations that support local people with their health and care, from the NHS and local authorities to community groups and the voluntary sector.
We all want to work better together to improve health, care and wellbeing for everyone who lives here.
Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System was formed on 1 July 2022 providing health, care and wellbeing services to more than 1.2 million people.
One of the first things the ICS was responsible for was to develop a strategy to set out a shared vision for health and care over the next ten years. This work was led by the Integrated Care Partnership which includes members from local government, NHS, voluntary and community sectors, Healthwatch, local universities and others.
The Integrated Care Strategy is now launching and explains what we aim to do over the next ten years and the difference we can make by working together. It sets out what it is we are all trying to do to change and improve health and care for those who live and work in mid and south Essex.
Key objective: Raise awareness and understanding of the Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Strategy – in particular for those who work within the Integrated Care Partnership.
Expected outcomes: Internal audiences (those working for the organisations who form the Integrated Care Partnership):
• are aware that their organisation is part of the Integrated Care Partnership
• are aware of the Integrated Care Strategy
• understand that the work of their organisation contributes to the broader ambitions of the Integrated Care Partnership – to improve the health and wellbeing of the population we all serve
All organisations in the Integrated Care Partnership have information about the strategy / link to the strategy available via their corporate communications channels.
Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System launches new 10-year strategy
Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System has published a new Integrated Care Strategy aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the people who live and work in the area over the next ten years.
Recognising that almost every aspect of people’s lives, from their jobs, homes, access to money, education and public transport can impact their health, the new strategy sets out how partners and residents across mid and south Essex will work together to improve the lives of local residents.
The wider aspects that impact on the health and wellbeing of residents are known as the “wider determinants of health” and affect the most vulnerable communities more than ever.
Professor Michael Thorne CBE, Chair for the Mid and South Essex Integrated Partnership said:“The launch our partnership’s new Integrated Care Strategy marks an exciting new chapter that – through shared leadership and joint action – will champion improvements in the health and wellbeing of the 1.2 million people who live locally.
“Central to our vision is our desire to see residents united with health and social care services around our single ‘Common Endeavour’. Put simply, we want to help to reduce avoidable inequalities in health and care. We want to focus on preventing people from becoming unwell, supporting them early when they do, and providing high-quality, joined-up health and social care services, when and where people need them.
This cannot be achieved by government bodies alone. It is crucial that everyone, residents themselves, as well as the NHS, local government, education, voluntary, and community and faith groups and social enterprises work really well together to make this happen.”
For more information please visit: www.midandsouthessex.ics.nhs.uk/about/mse-integrated-care-strategy-2023-33