Why we need to change


Everyone working in health and social care in Coventry and Warwickshire has a common purpose. 

We want people to start well, live well, and age well. 

We want to prevent them from becoming unwell wherever possible. If they are ill, we want to support them to get better and we want to help everyone to manage as independently as they can.
 

To do this, we need to all work together in partnership, removing the barriers between services and joining up care around people and populations. 

Providing good health care is only one way to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Working together in an Integrated Care System enables us to address the other factors that might affect people’s health such as housing, education and access to jobs.

Better, joined up, health and care systems mean improved, more easily accessible services for our local population and better outcomes for everyone.
 

NHS England have produced a short video which explains more about what an ICS is below.