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New-look health body assumes responsibility for health and social care across Worcestershire

Worcester Editorial 6th Jul, 2022

A NEW NHS organisation has been formally established to mark a new direction for health and social care in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire is one of 42 Integrated Care Boards (ICB) launching to take on responsibility for planning to meet local health needs and allocating resources to NHS partners.

The ICB will bring together local NHS organisations, councils and the voluntary, community and faith sector to achieve better outcomes for people who live and work in the two counties.

It takes on the existing responsibilities of NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which now ceases to exist.

Dissolving the CCG and establishing the ICB follows Parliamentary approval and Royal Assent of the new Health and Care Act 2022, which outlines how effective collaboration and better partnership working will become commonplace for local health and care providers.

Board members will come from within the organisation as well as representatives from local NHS trusts, primary care and local authorities.

More information about all of the leadership roles and the people behind them, can be found on the NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire website.

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