There is no simple blueprint for an Integrated Care System (ICS) Intelligence Function (IF). NHSE/I are soon to release some guidance to clarify the ‘ask’, which will be supported by a design and implementation toolkit produced by the Strategy Unit. Versions of these are already available in draft form and can be made available on request. Contact email@example.com.
A set of ‘design principles’ have been produced to facilitate local discussions around preferred approaches to IF design, available below.
The MDSN have also hosted a series of webinars with systems across the country who have made significant strides in their own IF design and implementation. The recordings from these webinars are available below and are a great resource that can be tailored to other system contexts.