Intergrated Care Systems were due to become staitory in April this year but after announcement of a three month delay we are still yet to see how the this new collaborative way of working will impact our healthcare system.
Exploring some of the ways he thinks ICSs will impact day-to-day running of services as well as help to integrated new digital innovations, Alex Church, programme lead at Norfolk and Waveney CCG speaks about how we can prepare for this change.
In episode 27 of NHE's Finger on the Pulse podcast Alex said: "There is a mixed feeling about digital trasnformation amongst clinicans, there's this feeling of is it safe? Is it secure? And how can we use it? I think an ICS can help us digitally mature the workforce.
"Digital doesn't work without an aprropriately trained workforce there to work alongside it, digital is not there to replace the workforce, it is there to enhance it and allow them to become an intelligent healthcare system".
Listen to the full Episode 27 of NHE’s Finger on the Pulse podcast with Alex Church: