Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care System (ICS) brings together health and care partners from across Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and the Royston area to improve the health and wellbeing of almost one million people locally.

The geographical footprint of our ICS covers Peterborough, Fenland, East Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridge City, Huntingdonshire and part of North Hertfordshire. It is home to: :

  • Two upper tier local authorities: Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council
  • Six district councils: Cambridge City Council, East Cambridgeshire District Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council, Fenland District Council, North Hertfordshire District Council and Huntingdonshire District Council
  • Three hospital providers: North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (NWAngliaFT), Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) and Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RPH)
  • Two community providers: Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Foundation Trust (CCS) and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT – who also provide mental health services)
  • East of England Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (EEAST)
  • 85 GP practices

In many ways we are a relatively simple system: a population just under a million, a single CCG to inherit commissioning responsibilities from, and social care local authorities that have a history of working together, with a single Director of Public Health across the area.

From a challenged health system a few years ago, we have worked hard to develop good and trusting relationships and a clear vision for how integrated structures will work. Our experience of the pandemic has further strengthened our resolve and creates a great platform on which to continue the transforming momentum whilst showing the strength of systems to be accountable for great performance.

However, challenges remain. Specific financial arrangements over the pandemic have not made us forget that there remains a real challenge to keep the system in financial balance, and we can expect this to remain a major area of scrutiny. We also have a strong workforce opportunity in which we build positively on our record to make health and social care an attractive option for the county’s young people.

As an ICS we are focused on tackling health inequalities and maximising opportunities created by the unique research and innovation work that takes place on our doorstep. This includes the wide range of activities undertaken on Cambridge Bio-Medical Campus, which is home to one of the world’s largest centres of healthcare research and delivery.