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Developing our Engagement and Involvement Strategy

Update: 21 March 2022

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their feedback about the principles which are guiding the development of the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (NENC ICB) Engagement and Involvement Strategy.

We have reviewed all of the comments and feedback received up until 28 Feb. We have commissioned some independent analysis of the views shared.

You can read the analysis here.

In summary the feedback suggests we are broadly following the right principles and suggests other guiding aims we should be considering such as the equality standards and urges us to be more ambitious in our approach.

Many respondents held positive views about the principles with over half perceiving that this seemed like the right approach. Feedback included comments around the need for greater detail and expansion of the principles, what these mean for staff, stakeholders, patients and members of the public.

Some respondents referenced a need to be more inspirational and challenging and some reflected on a lack of acknowledgement of partnership working at community level. Respondents were very keen to continue to influence and shape the strategy and further opportunities to provide input will arise over the coming weeks and months.

There was also strong feedback that we value our established local partnerships. While we explore ways to work on an Integrated Care System footprint, we should continue to acknowledge the importance of local relationships bearing in mind most people’s experience of health and care is at a local level.

Next steps

Our NHS engagement leads embedded within our existing CCGs are now talking to their colleagues, partners and community groups about what is important to them in our future strategy, and we hope this co-development will shape a first draft we will share in April.

If you want to share any specific feedback or thoughts, please contact your CCG engagement lead in the first instance.

Thanks again for taking the time to make a difference.


Draft Integrated Care Board constitution

The Integrated Care Board (ICB) constitution is an important document that sets out what the ICB will do and how it will work.

We are keen to hear from all our partners and anyone interested in the work of the ICB – on any aspect of our draft constitution. We will be making our submission to NHSE/I on 3 December 2021 but we will be keeping the document under review.

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