Building on the 2015 Blueprint for Health and Care in Portsmouth, we act as the place-based delivery of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care System (HIOW ICS).
Integrated care is about giving people the support they need at the time they need it; breaking down barriers between organisations including the NHS and local council, focusing on people and putting our residents at the heart of the services we develop and offer.
In Portsmouth, this approach to integrated care has already been well established. Health and Care Portsmouth creates a single health and care system for the city – this includes delivery of services but also planning, commissioning, and managing those services. This is possible through appointing single lead roles across health and care that can ensure health and social care act as one, using the right resources at the right time to the benefit of the citizen.
Our vision is to support people to live healthy, safe and independent lives by developing and offering services that are joined up and provided in the right place, at the right time.
We’ve already improved support for vulnerable people in the community across a range of different services. You can see more in our projects.