Integrated care board (ICB)

Integrated Care Board (ICB)

The NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) is a statutory body which came into being on the 1st July 2022 with the general function of arranging for the provision of services for the purposes of the health service in England in accordance with the Health and Care Act 2022. The ICB has transitioned from the previous Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group

The ICB will use its resources and powers to achieve demonstrable progress on the following aims, collaborating to tackle complex challenges, including:

  • improving the health of children and young people
  • supporting people to stay well and independent
  • acting sooner to help those with preventable conditions
  • supporting those with long-term conditions or mental health issues
  • caring for those with multiple needs as populations age
  • getting the best from collective resources so people get care as quickly as 
  • possible.

Membership of the NHS ICB 

Lincolnshire ICB exercises statutory functions for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) including relevant duties relating to health inequalities, quality, safeguarding, children in care.

The Children and Families Act (2014) incorporates reforms for children and young people with SEND. The SEND Code of Practice (2015) means that professionals from education, health and social care services work more closely together to give children and young people from 0-25 with special educational needs or a disability, the support they need.

The aim of the Children and Families Act (2014) and the ICB is to bring services together, and to organise and integrate the delivery of these services at a strategic level. The designated clinical officer (DCO), hosted by the ICB, plays a key part in implementing the SEND reforms  and in supporting collaborative system working.

ICB statement relating to SEND