Including Glossop in the new Derbyshire Integrated Care System (ICS)
What has happened so far?
Integrated Care Systems (ICS) are designed to help healthcare (usually provided by the NHS) and social care (usually provided by your local authority or local council) work more closely together so that you receive the best care we can jointly provide.
At the moment, healthcare for people in Glossop is provided by the NHS in Tameside and Glossop and social care is provided by our local authorities in Derbyshire. In the summer, the government decided that Glossop healthcare services should not move into the Greater Manchester ICS but instead move to the Derby and Derbyshire ICS to enable that closer joint working. This change will happen on 1 July 2022 and you may be wondering if it will affect you.
Listening to you and keeping you informed
We know that health and social care is extremely important to people and that they are likely to have questions such as will GP arrangements change, what happens if an emergency ambulance is required and will patients still have a choice about where they receive their treatment?
The reason for making the boundary change is to improve the way health and care services are delivered through closer joint working. Over time we will be looking for service improvement opportunities but we want to assure you that where the potential to change and improve services is identified, we will involve local people in discussions from the start.
We do not propose to make any changes right now as our immediate priority is to ensure the smooth transition of healthcare services to Derbyshire. Our intentions are that from 1st July 2022, services will continue to be delivered in the same way as they are at the moment and we expect that to be the case for the next 12 months. Patient choice will always be at the forefront of the way services are provided.
In the meantime, the following are ways to find out more information:
Engagement platform - we have collated all the questions and concerns raised through all channels including community networks, our listening events, emails, MP enquiries, social media and other routes. This has been summarised into a feedback document.
You can ask questions via this portal and also find a recording of the listening events and the dates for our community based events which take place on Saturdays in April, May and June.
Email the enquiries service: firstname.lastname@example.org