NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board (ICB) has been established as the statutory NHS organisation responsible for NHS function and budgets.
We were legally established on 1 July 2022, after abolishment of Clinical Commissioning Groups, following the Health and Care Act 2022 receiving Royal Assent.
An ICB is a statutory NHS organisation responsible for developing a plan for meeting the health needs of the Birmingham and Solihull population, managing the NHS budget and arranging for the provision of health services in the Integrated Care System (ICS) area.
Our values are key to ensuring our system is equipped to deliver on our vision to make Birmingham and Solihull the healthiest place to live and work, driving equity in life changes and health outcomes for everyone.
We proactively support innovation at every level of the system to transform care.
We value and incentivise both small and large-scale transformation as the key to improving outcomes and tackling the long-term health and social care needs of our population.
We nurture, equip and support enquiring minds to be transformative.
Everything we do – no matter how big or small – can be directly linked to our commitment to reducing health inequalities in Birmingham and Solihull.
We celebrate different opinions and voices as an essential part of optimising our decision making.
Regardless of differences, we work collectively as equals in aid of the shared vision.
We are all accountable for safely and carefully providing health and social care across Birmingham and Solihull, addressing inequality in provision, to meet the needs of all communities.
As system leaders we demonstrate commitment and shared accountability in delivering the vision through collective decision making and active collaboration.
We are mindful (aware and conscious) of the changes to current ways of working that are needed to move to system working, new models of care and to change the experience of citizens receiving health and social care.
We will respectfully challenge colleagues where needed and be compassionate and kind.
We will openly and actively support the development of health working environments for all of our people.
Our Integrated Care System
Integrated care systems (ICSs) are partnerships of health and care organisations, local government and the voluntary sector.
They exist to improve population health, tackle health inequalities, enhance productivity and help the NHS support broader social and economic development. They took on statutory form following the implementation of legislation in July 2022 and comprise an Integrated Care Board (ICB) which takes on CCGs’ functions and broader strategic responsibility for setting healthcare strategies for the system. The ICB works with an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) committee formed jointly with Local Authority Partners. Together the ICP and ICB form the ICS. We are looking for candidates who will develop these systems as chair of the statutory ICB and support the proposed establishment of each system’s new statutory arrangements.
Originally created as part of the NHS’s NHS Long Term Plan, there are 42 ICSs covering the whole of England, each serving between 500,000 and three million people. Each hold a substantial budget for commissioning high quality patient care and driving health and care improvements for their communities. The chair will lead a unitary board which will bring together leaders from across all parts of the NHS, local government, social care and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.
Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System (BSol ICS) is a collaboration of NHS and local government, working together with partners in the voluntary, community and independent sectors to find the most effective ways to manage the health and care needs of our population within available resources and provide high quality, sustainable care for the future.
We want to help our population to live long, happy and independent lives, supporting everybody, at every stage of life, to develop physical and emotional resilience to cope with stress and illness and recover from setbacks. Seeing everybody in our diverse communities as equal, we will place particular emphasis on supporting our most disadvantaged people wherever they are or whatever their needs may be.
We’re committed to making things better in Birmingham and Solihull.
Over the course of the next 10 years, we want to ensure that we:
- increase life expectancy at birth and at 65 years for all; to at least be on a par with West Midlands average in 2033;
- increase healthy (disability-free) life expectancy for all; to at least be on a par with West Midlands average in 2033;
- reduce gaps in life expectancy between the least and most deprived and between different ethnic groups;
We’ll only be able to achieve these goals by developing a vision that enables real ambition for everyone involved in designing and delivering health and social care and creating the space to shift much more of our focus onto tackling the determinants of poor health and improving outcomes, year by year, as we strive toward delivering our aims. This strategy gives us that vision and charts a new course for an integrated approach to planning and delivering health and care in Birmingham and Solihull.