An ICB is a statutory body which brings NHS organisations and partners together to improve population health and establish shared priorities within the local NHS. ICBs will replace Clinical Commissioning Groups as the local statutory NHS body, building on successful work by all our health and care organisations including the CCG over the last five years.
The Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board – which will be known as NHS Surrey Heartlands – will become an NHS statutory organisation (subject to the passage of legislation) in July 2022 and with direct responsibility for:
- the local NHS budget – planning and commissioning of services working closely with partners across the system
- the delivery of high quality and safe local health and care services
- producing a five-year delivery plan
The ICB will also take on additional functions previously held by CCGs and some additional commissioning responsibilities – such as primary care, dentistry, optometry, pharmaceutical – previously held by NHS England.
The ICB will be led by our Chair-Designate, Ian Smith, and our Chief Executive-Designate, Professor Claire Fuller. Its role will be to join up health and care services, improve people’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. Read about the roles and people (including their biographies) who form the Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board.
The ICB will oversee how NHS money is spent and make sure that health services work well and are of high quality. It will bring together local health and care services alongside the local authority, the borough councils, the community, voluntary and faith sector and Healthwatch in our local places: East Surrey; Guildford and Waverley; North West Surrey; and Surrey Downs.