Integrated Care Systems: what's happening in Brighton?
Integrated Care Services - sounds good but in reality NHSE is imposing the US healthcare model to replace our NHS. Integrated Care Systems are the equivalent of US Accountable Care Organisations.
Integrated Care Services - will separate the NHS in England into 44 separate entities - each will have a FIXED POPULATION BUDGET - health care based, not on need, but on a fixed per capita budget - so in reality more about restricting Care.
Whilst integration could be about seamless health and social care, full public accountability and better services for people, this NHSE-style integration is more the integrating with private providers, revolving door, conflict of interest, rationing care type, that is actually the opposite of what the NHS and social care need.
Tell your local Councillors: We don't want Integrated Care Services in Brighton & Hove.
And we have the example of councils like Luton who are challenging this process!
Let's do it in Brighton and Hove!
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