Decision details

Health and Social Care Integration

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To inform Cabinet of the potential implications for the County Council in respect of the White Paper “Integration and Innovation - working together to improve health and social care for all’, ahead of the anticipated Health and Care Bill later in the year.


4.1       The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care


4.2       It was RESOLVED to:


1)            confirm the Council’s ongoing lead role and commitment to integrated care and improving population health focussed on East Sussex, and working in a pan Sussex context and to develop further plans with the local NHS to maintain this approach;

2)            note the proposed legislation requires the Council to be a member of the Sussex Integrated Care System (ICS) and the plans and timetable to operate the ICS in shadow form from October 2021;


3)            agree to nominate the Director of Adult Social Care to sit on the shadow NHS Sussex ICS Board to represent the County Council’s full range of interests; and

4)            agree to nominate the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board and the Chair of the Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee to attend the shadow Sussex ICS Partnership Forum.



4.3       Through our history of partnership working in East Sussex we have strong foundations in place to take forward increased integration of commissioning and delivery of services for the population of East Sussex.  Responding to the pandemic during 2020/21 has also changed the way we work together as a health and social care system and has accelerated our integrated working. 


4.4       Legislation set out in the forthcoming Health and Care Bill will significantly change the way we work together as a health and social care system to commission and deliver integrated care and improve the health of our population.   Cabinet has  agreed recommendations for the County Council to discharge its role appropriately under these new arrangements.  In doing so the Council will ensure that our place-based health and social care partnership continues to work together to deliver our shared long term aim of improved health and integrated care for our population, and make an effective contribution to health and care and restoration and recovery of services during 2021/22.



Report author: Mark Stainton

Publication date: 30/06/2021

Date of decision: 29/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 29/06/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/07/2021

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