The NHS, local councils and other care providers that look after people when they need social care and public health support, are working together to improve services across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. To do this, the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICS brings together 19 organisations into what is known as an ‘Integrated Care System’ or ‘ICS’. This is a partnership of organisations that are collectively responsible for improving the health, care and wellbeing of our local people so that they can ultimately live longer, healthier and happier lives.
The ICS is focussed on becoming an entirely population health focused health and care system – a system where all partners are centred on the entire spectrum of interventions, from prevention and promotion to health protection, diagnosis, treatment and care; whilst also integrating and balancing the associated actions between them.
Digital Notts (previously known as Connected Nottinghamshire) was set up by the ICS in 2013 as a digital transformation delivery programme. Our remit is to deliver the local digital roadmap for Nottingham & Nottinghamshire. This roadmap outlines the way we plan to develop and invest in new technologies and systems that improve health and care services for patients wherever they need them – whether that’s at home, in hospital, or in local health centres.
Digital Notts focusses on projects that encourage greater sharing of data within health and social care in order to improve the quality of care for all our citizens. In line with the national NHS Long Term Plan, we are responsible for ensuring that the development of digital technology – and the associated management of health information and data, supports the individual needs of patients, their families, carers and the health and care professionals that care for them.
Our team coordinates the delivery of projects by providing a clear decision making structure and framework for all the organisations involved. However, our plans, targets and priorities are agreed and set by the two Health and Wellbeing Boards for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. These boards are supported by an overarching programme board, and a number of leadership and implementation groups.