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Primary care submission to Health and Social Care Select Committee

Primary care submission to Health and Social Care Select Committee

OFNC, PSNC and NCHA have submitted joint evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee on ensuring new integrated care systems (ICSs) have autonomy but remain accountable.

The submission focuses on the need for primary care to be involved at every decision-making level in the new system so service development and transformation are influenced and shaped by the clinicians delivering most care to patients.

The primary care organisations recommend system guidance requiring integrated care boards (ICBs) to demonstrate how they have worked with primary care services (in the widest sense) when preparing and revising their five-year plans and asking Integrated Care Partnerships to have a mandated presence for Local Representative Committees.

Meanwhile, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) says that creating ICBs within 42 new ICSs in England creates opportunities for ophthalmology to better align with optometry and advises its members to contact ICS-eye-care-lead if they have any issues about the commissioning of eyecare services

Read the full submission here:

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