Mid and South Essex Integrated Care System’s vision is for a health and care partnership working for a better quality of life in a thriving mid and south Essex, with every resident making informed choices in a strengthened health and care system.
Made up of two statutory bodies, the Integrated Care Board(ICB) – an NHS organisation responsible for strategic partnerships and new collaborative ways of working – and the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP)– a committee of stakeholder partners.
In collaboration with health and care partners within the NHS, local authority, borough and district councils, Healthwatch organisations, voluntary and community sector associations, ambulance trust and primary care networks; MSE ICS can continue to build upon the long history of collaborative working to design and deliver services that will achieve better health and social care outcomes and experiences for people who live and work in our area.
Our vision is for a health and care partnership working for a better quality of life in a thriving mid and south Essex, with every resident making informed choices in a strengthened health and care system.
We also want our Integrated Care System to be:
- Distinctive: to do things that others can’t
- Attractive: to bring the best staff to our system
- Successful: in any given area
Ambitions and Goals
Our ambitions and goals underpin our new way of working and aim to tackle the challenges we face as a community. To do this we must reduce health inequalities and improve patient outcomes, increase efficiency, reduce duplication, and improve job satisfaction for staff. The benefit of integration means we can work in partnership at every level to:
- Create opportunities: in education, employment, housing, growth.
- Support health and wellbeing: promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviours, focussing on prevention and self-care.
- Bring care closer to home: where, safe and possible.
- Improve and transform our services: integrating care for and with our residents.
Recovering from the impact of COVID-19 will remain a priority for months and years to come, as our health and care system works to reduce the backlog of treatment and bring down waiting lists again.
We have also identified three system strategic priorities to achieve our goals.
- To bring together frontline teams and other leaders across our health and care system in an approach we call Stewardship . Our stewards will help to ensure the best use of every partnership pound. This approach involves greater emphasis on population health management, a way of working to help frontline teams understand current health and care needs and predict what local people will need in the future. This means we can tailor better care and support for individuals, design more joined-up and sustainable health and care services and make better use of public resources.
- To improve the recruitment, retention, performance and wellbeing of our workforce. We want to implement changes that will make our colleagues feel valued and our ICS a distinctive, attractive and successful place to work, thereby reducing our reliance on temporary agency staff.
To ensure a long-term focus on the actions needed to support children and young people. Early action to promote and protect their health and wellbeing can reap benefits for decades in the future.
See our Five Year Strategy and Delivery Plan for more information.Find out who is a partner of our ICS.