Bassetlaw CCG will become part of the new Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System from 1stApril, 2022.
This will mean no change for patients who will continue to be seen and treated by their local GP practice and they will also carry on receiving other health and care services in the same way. Citizens who currently receive care at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals will continue to do so.
The key difference will be the development of stronger connections between Nottinghamshire County Council and the NHS in the planning of health and care services to improve the health and wellbeing of Bassetlaw people.
Idris Griffiths, Accountable Officer for Bassetlaw CCG, said: “This is a great opportunity to expand our partnership working across our community. We have a track record of doing great things by working collaboratively across health and social care to address issues that impact on health outcomes and health inequalities. By being part of the new Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board we will be working more closely with partners across Notts but will also be able to maintain our strong association with partners into South Yorkshire.”
Amanda Sullivan, Designate Chief Executive for the ICS said: “We welcome the decision to include the area of Bassetlaw within the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System.
“We will work in partnership with all health and care organisations in Bassetlaw to ensure a smooth transition into this new way of working. The inclusion of Bassetlaw into our system will allow us to build on the established high quality services that have been delivered in Bassetlaw into the future and also work more seamlessly with colleagues at Nottinghamshire County Council.
“As we move forward we will encompass Bassetlaw as a distinct place within our ICS system. As part of this, it is important we respect the needs and expectations of the community just as we do for our communities within the rest of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.”