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1 July 2022

The Integrated Care Board (ICB) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is responsible for the health and care of 1.1 million people across a geographical area of 1,048 miles. The ICB is aligned with two upper-tier local authorities, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent Council.

The population is diverse with complex health and care needs, comprising both rural and urban areas, extremes of affluence, deprivation, as well as significant health inequalities.

Working with partners, the ICB have agreed on an ambitious vision which is ‘working with you to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest place to live and work.’

As of Friday 1 July 2022, Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) are statutory organisations that bring the NHS together locally to improve population health and establish shared strategic priorities within the NHS, connecting to partnerships across the ICS.

ICBs bring health and care organisations together in a new collaborative way with a greater emphasis on collaboration and shared responsibility for the health of the local population. ICBs present a real opportunity to focus on more joined-up services by integrating care, reducing handoffs, tackling fragmentation and variations in care and outcomes whilst improving population health and outcomes.

Local flexibility will be key so that we design an approach that delivers our ambitions for place-based (and neighbourhood) partnerships, providers collaborating to integrate care, whilst we align our collective leadership to tackle our core priorities.

We are also passionate about supporting an ongoing dialogue with our partners, service users and local people as we listen to their experiences to inform our transformation into a high performing system.