What is an Integrated Care System (ICS)?
If you’re a CQC registered social care provider in England, you could get funding from your local Integrated Care System (ICS) to support your digital transformation. But what is an ICS and how can you find yours?
An ICS is a partnership of NHS organisations, local authorities and other partners working together to deliver integrated health and care services. The aim is to improve population health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities.
Each ICS has a different approach to digital social care, but all are committed to using technology to support the delivery of better care. Many ICSs are already investing in digital social care solutions, such as electronic care records and video conferencing.
If you’re not sure whether your local ICS offers funding for digital social care, the best way to find out is to contact them directly.
We have prepared a list of ICSs in England who currently have information in relation to funding. The list is regularly being added to, so don’t worry if your local ICS is not yet listed.