Where individuals and communities in North East Lincolnshire are supported by a single health and care system that provides the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

Jane Miller – Chief Executive, Care Plus Group.

This week’s blog comes from Jane Miller – Chief Executive, Care Plus Group.


The ambition of the North East Lincolnshire Integrated Care Partnership (NEL ICP) is for transformation of the local care system via integration to deliver improved outcomes for our local population, managing within financial constraints.

Our ICP is now well developed as a result of meeting and working actively since early 2017 with the following membership:

  • Care Plus Group – Community health and social care services
  • Core Care Lincs – GP Out of Hours provider
  • Focus – Independent social work practice
  • GP Federations covering the N E Lincs population: Meridian Health Group, Freshney/Pelham, Panacea
  • Navigo – Mental Health services
  • Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Andrew’s Hospice
  • St Hughs Hospital – independent sector
  • N E Lincs CCG and N E Lincs Council
  • Voluntary and Community Sector (tba)

Five priority workstreams have been worked on by the ICP:

  • Integrated Dementia Pathway
  • Support to Care Homes
  • Cardiology Services
  • End of Life Care
  • Urgent Care

Further to the above commencing earlier in 2018 the ICP and CCG have been working together on the design and implementation of an Integrated Urgent Care  (IUC) System for North East Lincolnshire to be up and running in 2019.  A formal Alliance (based on the national template model) is well progressed in terms of the process of formation (all relevant parties have signed the co-operation agreement) and will operate in shadow form from 1st January 2019 with a view to this being fully operational from 1st April 2019. Considerable development work has been undertaken as part of this in terms of the detail of governance arrangements and on designing the urgent care system to respond to the IUC commissioning outcomes.

The ICP has used the development of the Urgent Care Alliance to build the trust, relationships and behaviours that will not only need to underpin the delivery of integrated urgent care but also the broader ambitions of the ICP.  The ICP recognises that to deliver to its ambitions and objectives there are a range of critical organisational development activities that need to underpin any change within strategic, structural and service solutions.  We are very clear that this needs to extend beyond Board and first tier leadership; we are therefore currently shaping an OD programme to strengthen and mature relationships, behaviours and a sense of ‘collective ownership’ much more broadly within and across the ICP member organisations. A first step in this process this will commence with NEL ICP piloting a leadership development programme developed by the Inspiring Leaders Network in early 2019.


Jane Miller – Chief Executive, Care Plus Group.


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