Health & Wellbeing Integrated Care Strategy
Our local people are at the heart of our work as an Integrated Care System. By working together through the ICS, we are better able to harness our collective resources and ambitions to improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live and work in our area, throughout their lives.
To guide us in this work, we have agreed a shared Health & Wellbeing Integrated Care Strategy, which sets out the shared ambitions of the NHS, local authorities and health and care organisations in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to improve the health and wellbeing of our local communities.
By coming together as Integrated Care Partnership, building on previous work and directing our collective efforts towards a united vision and goals, we aim to make a positive impact on the health of our population, with a focus on prevention.
Our strategy is jointly owned by the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) – a statutory committee formed between NHS and Local Authorities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – and the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB), which is a formal committee of the Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. It was developed using insights from our local people and communities through our Let’s Talk campaign, and places the voices and need of local people and communities at its heart.
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Health & Wellbeing Integrated Care Strategy was approved by the Health & Wellbeing Integrated Care Committee in December 2022. You can read the full Health and Wellbeing Integrated Care Strategy here, the strategy summary or the High Level Summary.
Three main goals
As part of the strategy our partnership has agreed the following three main goals:
- to increase the number of years people spend in good health
- to reduce inequalities in preventable deaths before the age of 75
- to achieve better outcomes for our children
To help us achieve these goals, we have agreed four core priorities. Our system will work together on these with the overarching aim of a positive impact for our local people. These priorities were agreed based on significant evidence, as well as an assessment of the current situation in health and care and the areas of focus identified in emerging plans to deliver on these priorities. More information on the evidence base for each priority can be found here:
- Priority 1 - Ensure our children are ready to enter education and exit, prepared for the next phase of their lives
- Priority 2 - Create an environment to give people the opportunities to be as healthy as they can be
- Priority 3 - Reduce poverty through better employment, skills and better housing
- Priority 4 - Promote early intervention and prevention measures to improve mental health and wellbeing
- Five Ways to Wellbeing (referenced in Priority 4)