ICSs ready to launch on 1 July 2022

20 June 2022

As the crucial 1 July go-live date approaches for the establishment of integrated care systems, boards have just days left to ensure they have taken all the necessary transitional steps and finalised all their governance arrangements. Key governance documents, such as the schedule of reservation and delegation, committee terms of reference, standing orders and standing financial instructions, all need to be approved by the ICB at its first meeting.

GGI senior consultant Fenella McVey says that there are some key risks with this task that need to be managed. “There needs to be a read across these documents, so that it is clear where key decisions will be taken, and with concepts such as delegation to place set out consistently. This is particularly complex when a number of CCGs are transitioning to the ICB, and when new governance arrangements, such as ICB committees for place, are being formed”.

“For the statutory ICS arrangements to be legally established by 1 July it’s important to get these details right – and there isn’t much time left to do that.”

GGI has worked with every integrated care system in the country. No one is better placed to offer the assurance that you have taken all the necessary steps before the 1 July deadline.

If you would like to have a conversation with one of our consultants, don’t hesitate to contact us: advice@good-governance.org.uk.

Prepared by GGI Development and Research LLP for the Good Governance Institute.

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