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19-20 June 2019, Manchester Central

19-20 June 2019 . Manchester Central

1.2 ICS 2.0 – the critical role of the NHS in local social and economic transformation

19th June, 11:30-12:30pm  |  Exchange 11


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Chair: Rob Webster, Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and Lead, West Yorkshire and Harrogate ICS

The immediate focus of our STPs and ICSs has, understandably, been on the integration of local health and care services. While this remains a priority, there is an increasing realisation that moving from system to place-based working will require a much greater focus on the economic and social development of the local area. A critical part of taking this next step is a better understanding of both the value of the NHS to the local economy and how to engage the local partners that matter. 

This session will hear from leaders who are developing place-based partnerships that have health and care at the centre of their local growth plans. While these partnerships may differ in terms of organisations involved and agreed priorities, they are all focused on unlocking local employment potential, accessing external funding resources; using assets more strategically; and bringing in the private sector to support wider population health planning.

In particular you will hear about:

  • The ‘New Frontiers’ inclusive approach to an economy, environment and society that works for everyone in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
  • The Wigan Deal, an informal agreement between the council and its citizens to together create a better borough
  • The hospitals’ role at the heart of social and economic transformation in Newcastle