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Integrated Care System Board

The role of the Integrated Care System (ICS) Board is to provide leadership and development of the overarching Lancashire and South Cumbria ICS strategy, oversight and facilitation of delivery of sustainability, transformation and design of the future state of health and care.

The Board meets on a monthly basis to consider progress and risks in the implementation of the integrated care system’s aims and objectives and approve any mitigation measures and other action required to assure success, in line with the approved programme.

Membership comprises:

  • The nationally appointed ICS lead

  • An Independent Non-Executive Chair

  • An executive lead from each ICP/MCP:

    • Pennine Lancashire
    • Fylde Coast
    • Bay Partnership
    • Central Lancashire
    • West Lancs
  • Up to five Non-Executives/Lay Members appointed from among the existing NHS organisations for their experience and knowledge
  • Local Authority nominated councillor representatives from each of
    • Lancashire County Council
    • Cumbria County Council
    • Blackburn with Darwen Council
    • Blackpool Council
  • ICS Executives, including officers from NHSE/I who are part of the ICS Executive Team:
  • A Primary Care provider professional representative
  • A Voluntary Community Faith Sector representative
  •  A mental health lead for Lancashire and South Cumbria
  • Primary Care Development Lead
  • Chair of the Local Workforce Advisory Board

Non-executive directors have been appointed following a formal recruitment process. 

These governance arrangements provide a fair approach to representation from individual organisations. No single organisation from the five NHS trusts, eight Clinical Commissioning Groups, four upper tier Local Authorities and twelve districts have a right of veto Lancashire and South Cumbria-wide decisions.

The recommendations that emerge from the priority workstreams of the partnership can be passed en-route to the ICS Board through a number of advisory groups for assurance. This includes assurance on clinical priority by the Care Professionals Board, economic priority by the Finance Investment Group, operational feasibility by the Provider Board and commissioning feasibility by the Collaborative Commissioning Board.

The ICS Board does not meet in public and the papers are not publically available, at this time. However the ICS Board will review this again in 2020. Key messages from the meetings will going forwards be shared on this page and are available below. 


ICS Board Key Messages

Key messages from the Integrated Care System Board which met on 14 October 2020.
Key messages from the Integrated Care System Board which met on 2 September 2020.