The Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System, (ICS) plans and delivers health and social care services to just over 1.6 million people living in Hertfordshire and Essex, in 13 district and borough council areas. The system brings together a wide range of organisations, committed to a shared vision of working together to improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live in our area.
Our priorities are to: give every child the best start in life, support our communities and places to be healthy and sustainable, support our residents to maintain healthy lifestyles, enable our residents to age well and support people living with dementia, improve support to people and families living with life-long conditions, long term health conditions and physical disabilities, and improve our residents’ mental health and outcomes for those with learning disabilities and autism. You can read more about our plans in our Integrated Care Strategy.
Shorter waits for surgery are a step closer in Hertfordshire and west Essex now that the green light has been given by planners to build an ‘elective care hub’ in St Albans.
With the weather turning colder this weekend, the local NHS is reminding people that it’s not too late to have a COVID-19 and flu vaccination to protect yourself.
Join us this Self Care Week (13-19 November) to help you stay well this winter and beyond.
Winter health -
help us help you
Now the clocks have gone back and with the nights drawing in and getting colder, it’s important to take action to look after your own health and your family’s too.
Read our Joint Forward Plan
This five-year plan outlines how NHS partners across Hertfordshire and west Essex, working closely with local councils, will improve health and care for our population and deliver the ambitions set out in the Hertfordshire and west Essex Integrated Care Strategy.