ICS Quality Strategy

The Quality Principles set out by the National Quality Board

Based on learnings from many health and care systems to date, there are six key principles that underpin decisions around quality in health and care systems, those principles can be found here. Our local Quality Principles build on the National Quality Board’s principles and can be found on pages 10, 11 and 12.

1. A shared commitment to quality
Partners have a single understand of quality, which is shared across all services. Partners work together to deliver shared quality improvement priorities and have collective ownership and management of quality challenges.

2. Population-focused
Clear quality improvement priorities are based on sound understanding of quality issues within the context of the local population’s needs, variation and inequalities.

3. Co-production with people using services, the public and staff
Meaningful engagement ensures that people using services, the public and staff shape how services are designed, delivered and evaluated.

4. Clear and transparent decision-making
Partners work together in an open way with clear accountabilities for quality decisions, including ownership and management of risks, particularly relating to serious quality concerns.

5. Timely and transparent information sharing
Partners share intelligence and data across the system in a transparent and timely way.

6. Subsidiarity
Management of quality largely take place locally; and is undertaken at scale where there is a need to improve the health and wellbeing for the local population.

The National Quality Board Position Statement on quality within Integrated Care Systems highlight these principles, as well as some consistent operational requirements that all Integrated Care Systems are expected to have in place in 2021-22 and beyond.



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