Integrated Care Systems: professional development programme

A four-part development programme for housing providers looking to become core place-based partners in local work with the NHS

Integrated Care Systems are new collaborations across a local health and social care economy that are set to reconfigure services for the whole population.

NHS organisations, in partnership with local councils and others, are being asked to take collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering NHS standards, and improving the health of the population they serve.

They are likely to be the successors to Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and will involve both the commissioning and the provision of health and care services.

The role of housing in Integrated Care Systems is currently emerging but will be critical to their success. This development programme will help housing providers understand what this new landscape looks like, and explore how they can engage as core place-based partners in local communities.

This set of masterclasses will be delivered over four days. One ticket covers up to two delegates from your organisation. For full details, contact


Dates and Locations

Masterclass 1 - 13th December 2018, 10am - 5pm

Masterclass 2 -  26th February 2019, 10am - 5pm

Masterclass 3 - 26th March 2019, 10am - 5pm

Masterclass 4 - April 2019, date TBC


All masterclasses will be held in London at HACT offices


What will you learn?

This set of masterclasses is aimed at those housing associations who are more advanced in their work with the NHS. It will help organisations to:

• Understand the different forms of integrated care systems currently operating across the UK.

• Understand the direction of travel for both commission and delivery.

• Explore how ICS relate to the emerging health and social care landscape.

• Understand the potential for leadership and followership for housing associations in ICS.

• Identify the specific opportunities for HAs to engage and help define the offers that will be most useful to ICS.

• Explore how ICS work within the block contract and payment by results system for the NHS.

• Discuss the core approached needed to governance.

• Identify how housing associations can engage and influence ICS.


Delivered over 4 days, the programme will address:


1. Emerging operating policy and environment

· What models have been developed so far

· The direction of travel for ICS

· How ICS relate to the emerging health and social care landscape


2. Leadership and Influence

· Understanding governance structures

· Understand power

· Knowing when to lead or follow - or leave

· Influencing strategies and stakeholder engagement


3. Specific opportunities and offers from housing to ICS

· Differentiating between system offers and provider offers

· Developing evidence strategies

· How will funding flow through the ICS


4. Making the most of footprint and place

· Seeing the patient in the context of the family, neighbourhood and community

· Bringing the value of Community Investment to the fore

· How an asset-based approach can build new partnerships and services

Thursday 13th December 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00
Event price

£2,500 + eventbrite fees