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Definitive, Dedicated ICS Training: What the Social Care Provider Sector can do for Integrated Care Systems

Please note that spaces are now full for this course. If you would like to receive information about future versions of this training, please email [email protected].

A dedicated learning & development programme to help you:

  • understand more about ICSs
  • understand how to engage with them
  • decide where to deploy your effort
  • to refine your pitch & relationship building

This online programme will help NCF members engage with Integrated Care Systems to improve ICS understanding of why social care providers are critical strategic partners.

The programme aims to enable delegates to engage in long-term partnerships that transform the delivery of health and care, while simultaneously resulting in better integration between social care provider organisations and health. The programme supports delegates to:

  • Strengthen their understanding of how to engage with their local Integrated Care Systems;
  • Build awareness of the competencies needed to deliver within integrated care settings
  • Identify partnering opportunities
  • Describe and refine their offer in the new integrated care landscape;
  • Build their credibility as critical partners 

Who is it for?

The target audience is people who will directly represent their organisation in engaging and negotiating with all levels of ICSs as well as those participating in provider collaboratives and building local alliances with partners.

An opportunity for social care providers

Building on the five year forward view and the ambitions outlined in the NHS long term plan, the NHS and DHSC have produced interim guidance and the Adult Social Care and Integration White Papers. These set out how they expect NHS leaders, local authorities and partner organisations to operate in Integrated Care Systems from July 2022. They will be underpinned in law by the Health and Care Act 2022.

The last two years has seen an acceleration in integrated working across the NHS, as well as between the NHS and community partners. Significant amounts of care have been moved online and stronger relationships between health, social care, housing and community services have been forged through the response to the pandemic. However, the NCF and Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT) recognise that there is still a long way to go before we see truly inclusive integrated working which genuinely welcomes and engages with the social care provider sector.

Social care and housing providers have always played a significant role in supporting the health and wellbeing of residents and communities. To support them to navigate this changing landscape, the HACT and the NCF have worked together to develop this programme.

How it works

The programme will enable delegates to understand how to engage with ICSs via long-term partnerships that transform the delivery of health and social care, while simultaneously resulting in better integration between social care providers, housing and health.

The four half day sessions will be facilitated by Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive of HACT and Peter Molyneux, Managing Director of Common Cause Consulting and supported by the NCF Policy Team and Digital Transformation Team.

Andrew & Peter are recognised experts in housing, health and social care integration, and both hold NED positions on NHS Trusts. NCF colleagues bring expertise and insights on the latest policy developments relating to ICSs, plus social care provider & digital expertise.

A range of guest speakers will be invited to participate in the sessions, bringing with them the insights and expertise on how Integrated Care Systems are working in practice.

Delegates will be encouraged to work together throughout the four sessions as a learning group so they can embed the learning. For this reason, delegates are strongly encouraged to commit to all 4 sessions

Course Content

Tuesday 7 June 2022, 9:30am-12:30pm

The first session will give participants an opportunity to fully understand the policy and delivery environment for the NHS in 2022 and how Integrated Care Systems are being formed.  It will place the current reforms in the context of more recent developments in integrated care, charting their emergence from previous integrated care programmes. This will enable participants to fully appreciate the journey, what ICS are being built upon, and the problems they are seeking to address.

It will cover:

  • NHS Policy & Operating Environment for 2022/23
  • Health & Care Bill – what is changing and what will be the new statutory duties
  • Journey to Integrated Care
  • Population Health and key building blocks of an Integrated Care System
  • Current critical issues, including workforce

Tuesday 7 June 2022, 9:30am-12:30pm

The first session will give participants an opportunity to fully understand the policy and delivery environment for the NHS in 2022 and how Integrated Care Systems are being formed.  It will place the current reforms in the context of more recent developments in integrated care, charting their emergence from previous integrated care programmes. This will enable participants to fully appreciate the journey, what ICS are being built upon, and the problems they are seeking to address. 

It will cover:

  • NHS Policy & Operating Environment for 2022/23
  • Health & Care Bill – what is changing and what will be the new statutory duties
  • Journey to Integrated Care
  • Population Health and key building blocks of an Integrated Care System
  • Current critical issues, including workforce

Wednesday 22 June 2022, 2pm-5pm

The second session will explore how an Integrated Care System is constructed and where power and influence lies.  We will unpack the different types of organisations and stakeholders, their relationships to each other, and how strategy and decisions get made. It is an opportunity to meet people from an ICS to understand how they perceive issues of power, influence and leadership.  

It will cover:

  • Who does what in an Integrated Care System
  • Where does power and influence lie
  • Key stakeholders when trying to influence change

Tuesday 12 July 2022, 2pm-5pm

Each ICS is charged with addressing health inequalities and contributing to the economic and social development of the area. They are also driving forward the digital agenda to improve access and health outcomes. This session will look at the key issues that are driving each of these critical agendas forward and the opportunities this provides to social care providers to demonstrate their role and value. 

This will cover:

  • Current priorities on health inequalities and health equity, including the CORE20PLUS5 approach
  • How the NHS understands itself as an Anchor Institution
  • The government’s current vision & ambitions for digital transformation within Social Care & why ICSs are critical to this
  • Ways to harness digital transformation opportunities – how ICSs might look to deliver these ambitions & how social care providers might engage with their ICS

Tuesday 26 July 2022, 9:30am-12:30pm

Social care providers will want to explore how they develop effective partnerships with the NHS as part of an Integrated Care System.  This session will look at some of the key provider-led structures, partnerships and opportunities that are emerging, and unpack what offers organisations have to bring to these partnerships. 

It will cover:

  • The role of Integrated Care Partnerships and service delivery models
  • NHS Provider Collaboratives and alliances
  • Developing an offer to the relevant part of the overall system

Cost

£350 plus VAT per delegate for NCF members. £500 plus VAT per delegate for non NCF members.

Dates

The dates for the programme are:

  • Workshop 1:  Tuesday 7th June 2022, 9.30 – 12.30
  • Workshop 2:  Wednesday 22nd June 2022, 14.00 – 17.00
  • Workshop 3:  Tuesday 12th July 2022, 14.00 – 17.00
  • Workshop 4: Tuesday 26th July 2022, 9.30 – 12.30

 

All sessions will be conducted online. Content will include a blended mix of presentations, pre-recorded interviews and group work.

Registration of Interest

Please note that spaces are now full for this course. If you
would like to receive information about future versions of this
training, please email [email protected].

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