System strategy discussed at latest Integrated Care Partnership Board meeting
Health, care and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations from across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire came together on 24 February for the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) Board meeting.
Taking place at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Weston-super-Mare, the group received updates from the three Health and Wellbeing Boards and the Integrated Care Board. Time was then given for a detailed discussion around the Strategic Framework and Joint Forward Plan.
The Strategic Framework, which was first published in December 2022, is the first step in the development of a system-wide health and care strategy for our area. Further engagement is now taking place with stakeholders to help refine a long list of shared priorities. It is hoped that a first edition of the strategy will be published in June 2023, as part of an integrated system plan.
Commenting on the strategy development, Cllr Mike Bell, Chair of the ICP Board, said:
“I’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing input and for the progress made to date. It’s important that we all continue to take shared responsibility as the strategy work evolves. Our end goal is all about supporting the communities we serve in the best possible way, and we will have the greatest impact by doing this together.”
The ICP Board meeting papers are available on the ICB website. The next meeting is due to take place on 21 April 2023, location to be confirmed.