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Integrated Care Systems go live in the NHS

On 1st July we saw the introduction of legislation for Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) in the NHS. In the weeks since, what has changed for healthcare leaders, practitioners and patients? What are the key priorities for NHS decision-makers and what is getting in the way of change? How can Pharma and Medtech support their NHS customers as they implement this change?

In our webinar on Friday 22nd July  Tom Clarke (Director, Mtech Access) explored all this and more with Steve Reed (Head of Community Services, York Teaching Hospital NHS FT) and Dr Viren Mehta (Vice Chair, Viaduct Care and Clinical Director, Cheadle Primary Care Network).

In this #WhispersWordsofWisdom webinar, we explore what has changed, if anything, with the formal introduction of the legislation for ICSs. How has the change process been handled? Will the introduction of ICSs drive change and deliver real integration? And if so, how long will it take for integration to impact on decision-making, pathways of care and the patient experience?

Tom Clarke asks Steve Reed and Dr Viren Mehta about what changes they have seen in recent weeks. Together, they explore:

  • What integrated care really means in practice
  • How integrated the NHS really is at the moment
  • What the key priorities are for those driving integration and leading ICSs
  • What is getting in the way of change, and how industry can help

Steve is a senior NHS leader with nearly 20 years’ experience in operational and strategic roles. As Head of Community Services, he manages services, staff and premises across one of the largest geographical footprints of any NHS Foundation Trust, which includes acute care settings and multiple community hospitals.

He has been responsible for developing and delivering business cases for a range of services, including securing multi-million-pound investment in new service models both within his own organisation and across the wider health and care system. His earlier roles in information analysis and quality improvement give him strong insights across the wider business planning process, as does his experience working with a range of clinical teams and professionals in acute, community and primary care.

Viren holds several leadership roles in primary care, in addition to his role as a practicing GP. As Vice Chair of Viaduct Care, a GP Federation made up of 37 practices across Stockport, and Clinical Director of Cheadle Primary Care Network he is well placed to give us the primary care perspective on these issues.

Please note, David Thorne (Business Development Director, Well Up North PCN) was due to be a guest speaker but had to step aside owing to unforeseen commitments within the NHS. We would like to thank Viren for agreeing to take his place at short notice. 

We are delighted to welcome Steve and Viren to the Whispers’ Words of Wisdom webinar series.

This webinar forms part of our monthly Whispers’ Words of Wisdom series, in which we have in-depth, comprehensive conversations with senior colleagues from the NHS. We explore what their immediate priorities are, what they see as the greatest challenges currently faced by the NHS, and how the NHS might respond to these challenges.

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This episode is also available as a podcast. Listen below or search ‘Pharma Market Access Insights  – from Mtech Access’ on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

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