Decision details

Integrated Care System, including Population Health Priorities

Decision Maker: Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No


The Integrated Care System (ICS) strategy document (Appendix A) submitted as part of the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) submissions contained the ICS Population Health Plan, aimed at improving health and wellbeing outcomes of our communities. A system wide approach to develop the Population Health Implementation Plan is under way. This work is being managed through the ICS Population Health Steering Group.


Andrew Bennett, Executive Director for Commissioning, Integrated Care System, Lancashire and South Cumbria and Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Director of Public Health, Lancashire County Council and Gary Raphael, Executive Director of Finance and Investment, Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care System gave an overview of the draft Integrated Care System Strategy.


The draft Strategy identified the Population Health Plan priorities, aimed at improving the health and wellbeing outcomes of the communities within Lancashire. A system wide approach to develop the Implementation Plan was under way, managed through the Population Health Steering Group of the Integrated Care System.


There were three main elements of the strategy:


i)  Improving the health and wellbeing of local communities.

ii)  Delivering better, joined-up care, closer to home.

iii)  Delivering safe and sustainable high quality services.


Population health was the first domain of the plan and the data was scrutinised in detail to provide the health and wellbeing outcomes across Lancashire and South Cumbria.  Following this, came five key priorities which would help to improve the health of the population and to reduce health inequalities.  These were:


i)  Giving the best start in life.

ii)  Healthy behaviours.

iii)  Zero suicides.

iv)  Neighbourhood development.

v)  Work and health.


It was noted that the financial element of delivering the strategy was still the biggest issue and something the system needed to work on collectively, and that a prevention approach was needed. 


The next steps in March/April 2020 were to implement the plan to deliver the strategy.


Resolved:  That the Health and Wellbeing Board:

(i)  Received, discussed and endorsed the draft Integrated Care System Strategy.

(ii)  Confirmed commitment to the Population Health Plan priorities identified in the draft strategy.

(iii)  Engaged with and supported the development of the Integrated Care System Population Health Implementation Plan.

(iv)  Endorsed the alignment of the existing population health and prevention activity across the Integrated Care System workstreams and Integrated Care Partnership/Multi-speciality Community Provider plans.


Report author: Dr Sakthi Karunanithi

Date of decision: 28/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 28/01/2020 - Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board

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