New animation about how the NHS works

Date: 30 May 2022

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A host of changes are taking place across the health and care system in England. A new Kings Fund animation shows how the NHS can collaborate with its partners in the system and what this could mean for staff, patients and communities.

The new national Health and Care Bill received Royal Assent on 28 April, enacting the most significant new health legislation in England in a decade. The Bill sets out the government’s ambition to help deliver more joined-up health and social care at System and Place level to improve outcomes for people and make best use of public resources. It establishes Integrated Care Systems as statutory bodies, focusing on improving health outcomes, reducing health inequalities, enhancing NHS productivity and helping the NHS to support the broader social and economic development of local communities.

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust are working together in partnership to improve local mental healthcare and mental health services for people across North Central London. Our two Trusts are key parts of the new North Central London Integrated Care System (ICS) which formally comes into being on 1 July 2022, replacing the North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group.

This short animation shows how the NHS now works at North Central London ‘System’ level and at borough ‘Place’ level and is provided to help patients, carers, staff and members of the public understand these changes and how they will help us in working with our NHS, local authority and voluntary sector partners to deliver improved, more joined up, care for local people.