Service change website info – Integrated Care System

Date: 11/10/2021

Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD), also known as Derbyshire’s Integrated Care System (ICS), brings together health and social care organisations across Derbyshire. Working together more closely than ever before, the ambition is to provide the best care and services for people and make them as efficient and effective as possible.

Joined Up Care Derbyshire was approved as an ‘Integrated Care System’ from 1 January 2021. At present, JUCD is an informal partnership of local health and care service providers and commissioners, but this will become more formal from 1 April 2022 as ICSs are likely to be granted legal status as a statutory body, with legal responsibilities around health and care improvement.

JUCD have published some guides that provide more details about what an ICS is and how it works.

ICS Explained Section One sets out the vision and aims of the system

ICS Explained Section Two talks about the process for establishing the ICS, focussing on the building blocks that will help achieve the vision.

ICS explained section Three covers the history of Joined Up Care Derbyshire, aiming to bring partners and citizens in Derbyshire up to date with progress and achievements so far.

Further info and resources can be found on the JUCD website:

What are Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)?

Health and social care organisations across England are working together more closely than ever before to produce joint plans called a Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STPs). The plans set out a vison for a more joined up approach to health and social care, the steps that should be taken to get there and how everyone involved needs to work together to improve what we deliver.  The STP for Derbyshire is called Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

There are 44 STPs across the country that look at the current challenges and opportunities in health and care nationally. The health and social care organisations that sit behind all 44 STPs have analysed and reviewed services and how they are delivered in detail, including preventive care. They have worked together to find new ways of meeting people’s needs and identifying ways of doing things more effectively and efficiently.

In a nutshell, health and social care organisations have set out how they need to work together to improve health, finance, and quality of care to meet the future needs of patients.

To find out what NHS England tells us about STP, read it here: Sustainability & Transformation Plans

What is the Derbyshire STP?

Derbyshire’s STP is called ‘Joined Up Care Derbyshire’. It brings together eleven partner organisations and sets out ambitions and priorities for the future of the county’s health and care.

All the organisations that provide health and care aim to work and plan much better together, focusing on new ways of working to:

  • help keep people healthy;
  • give people the best quality care; and
  • run services well and make the most of available budgets.

Change is needed. People’s lifestyles are very different now to what they were when the NHS was set up in the 1940s or even as recently as ten years ago. Our services need to adapt to keep up with the people they serve.

Growing numbers of people need treatment. An increasing number of older people have more than one ongoing complicated need, such as diabetes, arthritis, or breathing problems. New technology is available, which provides better support but costs more to run.

To read about the priorities in more detail as set out in Joined Up Care Derbyshire,  please click on the below links:

Joined Up Care – Full Document (published Friday, 18 November 2016)
Joined Up Care – Overview

 How will I be kept informed about Joined Up Care Derbyshire and how can I get involved?

Joined Up Care Derbyshire sets out the five year plan from now until 2021, it’s a “live” document and will continually evolve. Over the coming months, Southern Derbyshire CCG will be talking to the public and staff in partner organisations regularly to keep everybody informed and involved.

If you have any questions about Joined Up Care Derbyshire you can contact Gary Thompson, Senior Responsible Officer, at:-

T: 01332 888 080

Alternatively, write to:

Communications Team
NHS Southern Derbyshire CCG
Cardinal Square
1st Floor, North Point
10 Nottingham Road
Derby DE1 3QT

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