Draft Integrated Care Board Constitution – we want to hear from you

The Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care Board – which will be known as NHS Surrey Heartlands – is a new organisation that will be created as part of legislative changes to be introduced by the new Health and Care Bill 2021 and will start work in April 2022. This new organisation will replace the Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and will build on successful work by all our health and care organisations, including the CCG over the last five years.

The ICB will be led by our Chair-Designate, Ian Smith, and a Chief Executive. Its role will be to join up health and care services, improve people’s health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. 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.

The constitution for this new organisation is an important document that sets out what the ICB will do and how it will work and you can read our draft constitution via the link below. This also includes our draft Board composition.

Whilst certain elements of the constitution are mandated, we are keen to ensure stakeholders and partners are engaged and have the opportunity to input where local variation is expected. We are therefore keen to hear from our partners, and anyone interested in our work, their thoughts on the content of our draft constitution – and in particular your views on the nomination process for the partner roles on our new ICB Board. 

You can do this in different ways:

  • Attending a consultation meeting on Thursday 25th November 2021 (6.00 – 7.30pm) which you can sign up to here.


Read our draft constitution.