Integrated Care Board (ICB) Constitution Involvement
The new Health and Social Care Bill is currently making its way through Parliament and if successful will come into being in April 2022. The purpose of the proposals is to integrate health and care systems to provide a more joined up service for our populations and improve both their experience and health.
As part of the Integrated Care System a new Integrated Care Board (ICB) will be created across West Yorkshire, taking on many of the responsibilities of the current Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). CCGs as an organisation will then cease to exist, including Calderdale CCG, but the employment of colleagues and most commissioning responsibilities will pass to the ICB.
It is, therefore, necessary to have a constitution for the ICB outlining its duties and how it will conduct business. Calderdale CCG is helping the Partnership ensure that all our local stakeholders can comment on the draft Constitution. Here is how you can do this:
- Visit the PWest Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s website using this link https://bit.ly/WYICBC and read the constitution, briefing, answers to frequently asked questions to discuss this yourselves and use the comment portal to share your views.
- Leave your comments on the feedback form at the bottom of the constitution web page link https://bit.ly/WYICBC
- Email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact email@example.com to invite us to your meeting to discuss the draft constitution
Some areas you may wish to consider providing feedback could include:
- The composition of the Board of the ICB
- The appointments process for members of the Board of the ICB
- The delegation of functions to place-based committees of the ICB
- The way the ICB will deal with conflicts of interest
- Our principles for ensuring accountability and transparency
- How we will comply with the requirements of the NHS Provider Selection Regime
- The way the ICB intends to involve the public, patients, carers, and stakeholders
- The way that the ICB will run its meetings and makes decisions
The engagement will start on 8 November and finish on 14 January 2022.
Calderdale CCG has been part of the group developing this draft constitution and hopes that you can find the time to look at the draft constitution and share your thoughts about it.
You can find out more by visiting https://bit.ly/WYICBC