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Transition support: helping clinical commissioning groups to plan for the transition into statutory integrated care system

30 April 2021

As we look ahead to April 2022 and the anticipated establishment of statutory integrated care systems (ICSs), clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are starting to plan for what the transfer of their functions to the ICS will mean and to develop a transition plan accordingly.

Building on the support we have been providing for some time to ICSs and CCGs in developing the role of the CCG as strategic commissioner, we can help with transition planning. This includes:

  • Function mapping: understanding the CCG’s functions; how these will transfer to the ICS; and options for how these can be exercised within the arrangements developed for the statutory ICS. In addition, as part of this functions mapping, we look more widely at what other functions the ICS will likely receive in new legislation from other existing statutory bodies (e.g. NHSEI), many of which have been foreshadowed in the White Paper.
  • Due diligence review of the CCG’s liabilities and options for managing these as the CCG transfers into the ICS.
  • Place / integrated care providers (ICP) governance: understanding options for shadow place-governance and agreeing an implementation plan, taking into account anticipated options from April 2022. We can also support with provider integration options appraisal and implementation.
  • Employment / shared roles: advising shared role options, as well as practical management steps to take when implementing shared roles.
  • Information governance and digital: support in developing and implementing plans for digital strategy development, as well as more general information governance support in relation to the ICS transition and in developing place governance arrangements.
  • Organisation Development: we work with a small number of carefully selected partners who can support with OD and wider governance/organisational reviews. This is a really important part of successfully developing and implementing place-based and wider ICS governance.

If you would like to discuss how we can support your CCG and the wider ICS in planning for April 2022, please contact Charlotte Harpin or Gerard Hanratty.

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