There is no simple blueprint for an Integrated Care System (ICS) Intelligence Function (IF). NHSE/I have now released guidance to clarify the ‘ask’, which is supported by a design and implementation toolkit produced by the Strategy Unit.
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.