NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) is the Integrated Care Board (ICB) for LLR. The ICB began operating on 1 July and replaced the Leicester City, East Leicestershire and Rutland and West Leicestershire clinical commissioning groups.
The ICB is part of the integrated care system (ICS) with partners in LLR and will deliver a health and care system that tackles inequalities in health and improves the health, wellbeing and life experiences of our local population.
What is an Integrated Care Board?
NHS Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) replaced Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in the NHS from 1 July 2022 as part of the Health and Care Act 2022.
In Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) this means that Leicester City CCG, West Leicestershire CCG and East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG became the NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board. The functions of the CCGs transferred to the ICB.
The role of ICB is to develop a plan to meet the health needs of the population and to arrange and manage the budget for the provision of NHS services in LLR.
Members of the ICB Board are the senior leaders from NHS organisations and local authorities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The ICB Board has oversight of the whole health system, sets the strategic direction and working jointly with the Health and Wellbeing Partnership agrees what needs to be done to meet the priorities for the ICS.
The ICB Constitution sets out the board membership and governance arrangements for the organisation.
What is an Integrated Care System?
The ICB is part of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care System (ICS) along with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Health and Wellbeing Partnership. Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) are partnerships of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up health and care services to improve the lives of people in their area.
ICSs work to:
- improve the health of their population, helping more people stay healthy and taking better care of those who are not, supporting every child to get the best start in life and investing in preventing many of the causes of ill health – poverty, stress, air quality, debt, loneliness, smoking, drinking, unhealthy eating and physical inactivity.
- improve the quality of care by working together to plan and deliver care that allows patients to better manage their own conditions, from their own homes, telling their story once, improving outcomes and patient experience.
- deliver care more efficiently with care funded from joint budgets, care plans managed better, and needless visits to hospital avoided. And hospitals will share expertise and experience so that those who do need to go to hospital can benefit equally from the same high standards of specialist care.
- support the broader social and economic development of the area
The Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Health and Wellbeing Partnership
The LLR HWP is a statutory committee jointly formed between the LLR ICB, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County Council and a broad alliance of partners concerned with improving the care, health and wellbeing of the local population.
The Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) is responsible for producing an integrated care strategy on how to meet the health and wellbeing needs of the population in the ICS area. The ICP in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is called the Leicester, Leicestershire Health and Wellbeing Partnership. You can find out more about the Health and Wellbeing Partnership here.
Local authorities in the ICS area, which are responsible for social care and public health functions as well as other vital services for local people and businesses.
Please read A Bright Future which summarises the integrated care system in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.