Integrated care systems

Clinical commissioning groups were abolished in July to be replaced by integrated care systems (ICSs), but what are they?  Charity Dementia UK seeks to provide answers on a webpage titled: A guide to integrated care systems.  ICSs are partnerships between the NHS, local authorities and other local providers and hope to offer joined up services.  “We believe true integration can only be achieved through meaningful ongoing engagement with local partners and communities,” Dementia UK says.