Definition or reference in primary legislation
Health and Care Act 2022, S.31
Health and Care Act 2022, S.31 gives the following implicit definition of an Integrated Health System:
(1) Chapter 3 of Part 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (quality of health and social care) is amended as follows.
(2) After section 46A (inserted by section 163 of this Act) insert--
"46B Reviews and performance assessments: integrated care system
(1) The Commission must, in accordance with this section--
(a) conduct reviews of-- (i) the provision of relevant health care, and adult social care, within the area of each integrated care board, and (ii) the exercise of the functions of the following in relation to the provision of that care within the area of each integrated care board: the board; its partner local authorities; and registered service providers,
(b) assess the functioning of the system for the provision of relevant health care, and adult social care, within the area of each integrated care board (taking into account, in particular, how those mentioned in paragraph (a)(ii) work together), and
(c) publish a report of its assessment.
Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster
An organisation that brings together different health and care services - such as a hospital, a clinical commissioning group, a council, an ambulance service, local GPs, local mental health services and other things - in a specific local area. The aim is to work together to make better use of public money and provide better care for people who live in the area. Formerly known as 'accountable care organisations'.