Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICS

We serve a population of 806,000 people, with a mix of urban and rurally dispersed communities across two of the largest counties in England.

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We serve a population of 806,000 people, with a mix of urban and rurally dispersed communities across two of the largest counties in England, covering 1,500 square miles. We have the smallest population in the West Midlands, with our communities being spread sparsely across this large area. We also provide hospital services to 40,000 people from mid Wales.

The rural nature of much of our system creates challenges for some of our citizens around travel and access to services. There is a good road infrastructure across much of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, but the distance between our two main acute hospitals is more than 30 miles and typically takes more than an hour to drive on single carriageway roads. There are no direct bus or train services from Redditch to Worcester or Hereford, and many villages in the most rural areas do not have the use of a daily bus service.

Some of our more rural areas also suffer from a lack of social mobility, with low wages and a shortage of good job opportunities.

We have a relatively high and growing proportion of people aged 65 and over compared with England and Wales. By 2026, the number of people aged 65 and over is projected to increase to more than one in four of the total population (25.9 per cent). This is broadly across all of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, although the largely urban areas of Worcester and Redditch are predicted to have relatively more people of working age and fewer of pensionable age.

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Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICS

From family doctors, to mental health staff, community teams and our major hospitals, we’re using our collective resources, skills and expertise to make care and support better for our residents across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. 

 

  • Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS

    We are a partnership of NHS and local government organisations, alongside independent and voluntary sector groups, working closely to transform health and care services to deliver world class care that meets the current and future needs of our rural and urban populations.

  • Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS

    The ICS is a partnership of NHS, council, voluntary and community organisations with a shared vision to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest place to live and work.

     

  • Black Country ICS

    Our Integrated Care System (ICS), known as Healthier Futures, brings providers and commissioners of NHS services together with local authorities and other local partners to plan and deliver joined-up health and care services, and to improve the lives of people who live and work in the Black Country.

     

  • Birmingham and Solihull ICS

    We’re bringing together our local NHS, councils and voluntary, community and faith sectors so we can better serve the 1.3 million people in Birmingham and Solihull. Together we are Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care System (ICS), united by our vision to make our area the healthiest place to live and work, driving equity in life chances and health outcomes for everyone.

     

  • Coventry and Warwickshire ICS

    Together, we are sharing knowledge and pooling resources. And together, we have a plan for improving health and care. We are working to help everyone lead healthier and happier lives, be part of a strong community and benefit from effective and sustainable health and care services where and when they need them most.

  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICS

    From family doctors, to mental health staff, community teams and our major hospitals, we’re using our collective resources, skills and expertise to make care and support better for our residents across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. 

     

Integrated Care Systems

Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin ICS

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent ICS

Black Country ICS

Birmingham and Solihull ICS

Coventry and Warwickshire ICS

Herefordshire and Worcestershire ICS