The Kent and Medway Integrated Care System is a partnership of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up health and care services to improve the lives of people across Kent and Medway.
We have four key purposes:
- improving outcomes in population health and healthcare;
- tackling inequalities in outcomes, experience and access;
- enhancing productivity and value for money;
- supporting broader social and economic development.
Collaborating as an ICS will help us tackle complex challenges, including:
- improving the health of children and young people
- supporting people to stay well and independent
- acting sooner to help those with preventable conditions
- supporting those with long-term conditions or mental health issues
- caring for those with multiple needs as populations age
- getting the best from collective resources so people get care as quickly as possible.
All system partners are represented on a statutory committee, formally called the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP).
The ICP brings together a broad alliance of partners concerned with improving the care, health and wellbeing of the population.
The ICP is responsible for producing a five-year integrated care strategy on how to meet the health and wellbeing needs of the population in the ICS area.
Our first strategy will be drafted in 2022 with a range of ways for local people to get involved in shaping it.