David Thompson on the integrated care strategy

Earlier this year our Chair and North East and North Cumbria Healthwatch Network representative on the Integrated Care Board, David Thompson, was asked to share his views on the recently developed integrated care strategy. He was asked why he feels it is important to have a strategy and what he thinks will be the challenges and opportunities within the strategy.

David was able to paint a realistic picture of the current landscape, and what Healthwatch in our region is doing to ensure the public and patient voice is being heard at all levels of the Integrated Care Board.

Watch David’s short video below.

Additional information

The North East and North Cumbria Health and Care Partnership has launched an ambitious new health and care plan for the local region.

The better health and wellbeing for all strategy aims to:

  • Reduce the life expectancy gap between our region and the rest of England
  • Promote fairer outcomes for all
  • Ensure everyone has access to high-quality services regardless of where they live
  • Help ensure our children have the best start in life

Read more about the plans

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