Changes to Local Commissioning Systems

Today (1 July 2022) the Hertfordshire and West Essex (HWE) Integrated Care System (ICS) has now gained statutory status, and two new organisations – the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board and the Integrated Care Partnership. Please note this does not affect how the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework is commissioned by NHS England and Improvement (NHSE&I) at the current time.

To find out more about our Integrated Care Partnership, the Integrated Care Board, the Health and Care Partnerships or the new Hertfordshire Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism collaborative, this new website is a great place to start: https://hertsandwestessexics.org.uk/

The staff and functions of East and North Hertfordshire CCG, Herts Valleys CCG and West Essex CCG have now transferred to the new Integrated Care Board. If you need to contact a member of former CCG staff with a query or concern, their email addresses and telephone numbers will continue to operate as before. Please address your queries to your usual contacts. The new website address for the Integrated Care Board is https://hertsandwestessex.icb.nhs.uk.

CPH continues to work closely with these new organisations ensuring that the voice of community pharmacy is represented and heard.

Further information is available in the letter published to stakeholders today.