ICPs are groups established under the direction of the minister for health to help transform health and social care locally. There are 17 ICPs being set up across Northern Ireland.
The partnerships will bring together healthcare professionals, service users and carers as well as the voluntary and community sectors, to design and coordinate health and social care services.
The groups will initially focus on the following services looking at how care is delivered from prevention through to end of life care:
- services for people with diabetes
- services for people with respiratory conditions
- services for people with stroke
- services for the frail elderly.
A carer with experience of any of the above service areas are being sought to join each of the partnerships. It is expected that each ICP will meet at least four times per year.
Find out more
To find out more and to become part of the conversation on how services in your area are shaped email Michael Megaw, business support team manager at the Health and Social Care Board, or call him on 028 9055 3782 (ext. 2174).
Visit the Carers NI website to read more about ICPs and the role of carers.