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1st July 2022 - a time of change for health and care

For some time now, Frimley Integrated Care System has been working to bring NHS, social care, local authority and other sectors together to work more closely with each other for the benefit of the communities they serve.

On 28th April this year, Her Majesty the Queen granted Royal Assent to the Health and Care Bill, formally making it law. The new Health and Care Act 2022, as it has now become, makes Integrated Care Systems statutory organisations, further empowering them to better join up health and care services, to improve population health and reduce health inequalities. These changes will come into being on 1st July, 2022.

In this section you can find out more about the next phase in the continued development of our Integrated Care System, including information on the new bodies within the ICS:

The importance of 'place-based partnerships

We’re keen to protect one of Frimley’s great successes - the continued evolution of our work across the five places which comprise the Frimley system. These five geographies give us a real opportunity to tailor delivery of our system-wide priorities to ensure we best meet the needs of our communities.

Our five places continue to be defined as:

  • Bracknell Forest
  • Windsor & Maidenhead
  • Slough
  • Surrey Heath
  • North East Hampshire & Farnham

We see Place as an opportunity for our residents and their families, their communities and the unique characteristics they have, to be at the heart of our integrated working at place.

Our Places will be an important generator of ideas and considerations. There remains a significant opportunity to develop what place based working means for our future partnership approach as we move through 2022/23 and beyond.

We will build on our engagement workshops that have taken place over the past year as together, both within and across our places, we respond to the Integration White Paper that was published in March 2022.