Our North East and North Cumbria Partnership programme aims to connect Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations with Heath and Care structures across the Integrated Care System (ICS). As a new structure that replaced Clinical Commissioning Groups, there's a lot to learn and an ever-evolving set of resources for both our Programme, and the ICS.
There's lots of information around Integrated Care Systems. Click on any of the drop-downs below to learn more!
North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System
The North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System (ICS) is a partnership of organisations including local councils, voluntary and community services that provide health and care across our region.
An Integrated Care Board for the North East and North Cumbria
An introductory leaflet from the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board introducing its role and wider structures.
Integrated Care Strategy
The NHS, local authorities and the community, voluntary and social enterprise sectors (VCSE) in the Integrated Care Partnerships have come together to develop the 'better health and wellbeing for all' plan to improve health and care in the North East and North Cumbria.
NHS guidance on working with people and communities
Integrated care systems are partnerships of health and care organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up services and to improve the health of people who live and work in their area.
The VCSE Partnership Programme aims to connect the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector with Health and Care structures across the region. To help facilitate knowledge the programme shares regular updates and resources with the sector, whilst also hosting regular events!
Our NENC VCSE Engagement Manager, Siobhan and NENC VCSE Engagement Co-ordinator, Sian run regular monthly information sessions to introduce the North East and North Cumbria VCSE Partnership Programme and how VCSE organisations can get involved!
The VONNE Health and Wellbeing team now host 8 Sub-groups! If you'd like to know more about how they're developed check out Sian's blog.
VCSE Integration in the ICS
Our NENC Partnership Programme Engagement Manager, Siobhan Flynn investigates the value of involving the VCSE within the ICS.
The Integrated Care System, explained by Vonne
What is an Integrated Care System and how does the VCSE sector get involved? Here we explore how the NHS works and how it is changing.
The Integrated Care System (ICS) explained
VCSE Partnership Programme
VCSE Research Partnerships
Healthy Communities and Social Prescribing
- About the North East and North Cumbria Healthy Communities and Social Prescribing programme.
- Our Health Champions project.
Reading for Wellbeing