This Integrated Care System webpage provides you with information on important changes taking place in health and social care services across Northern Ireland.
A new Integrated Care System (ICS) is currently being developed for Northern Ireland. This system signals a new way of planning and managing our health and social care services based on the specific needs of the population.
The ICS approach brings many partners together, building on the excellent partnership working encountered during the pandemic. Reaching out beyond traditional boundaries, the ICS will harness the strengths in our existing partnerships.
The key focus of the ICS is to address the wider determinants of health and wellbeing through a population health approach. This will address the whole life course from prevention, early intervention through to treatment and end of life care.
Health and social care professionals, the voluntary and community sectors and local councils will work more closely together in the future. They will develop population health plans and manage services.