The organisations that provide health, care and voluntary services in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington (North Central London) have been working together to deliver the requirements set out in the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), published in January 2019. We have a collective commitment to deliver changes that will improve the health and wellbeing of residents, and have listened to what residents told us is important to them.
The guidance around the establishment of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) aligns closely with our work in recent years to improve services and integrate systems. Covid-19 has seen a fundamental change to how we collaborate; breaking down barriers that previously existed between organisations to create a true partnership approach to health and care.
We will build on our effective response to Covid-19 to make it easier for us to work as a system. Our initial focus will be on the developing North Central London (NCL) ICS and our plans to recover from the impact of Covid-19 on our system over the last two years.
Our aim is to help residents to live the fullest lives possible, stay well, and to recover from ill health more quickly. We want to tackle the long-standing problems in NCL that mean some residents experience inequalities in their health.
Our plans respond to what local people have told us they want from health and care services. Local people have said they want a more joined up health and care service, enabled by simple and effective administrative processes and IT that enables access to the service quickly and effectively.
We have a clear ambition for what we want to achieve, and we understand the actions we need to take to succeed in our ambition.
Our plans look at how we can meet the immediate challenges as health and care services begin to recover from the pandemic, and how our partnerships can continue to ensure long term improvements in the health and wellbeing of our residents.