NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) is the local NHS organisation that plans and oversees how NHS money is spent in our area and makes sure health services work well and are of high quality.
The ICB’s role is to join up health and care services, improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities, so that we can all live better, healthier and longer lives.
We have a budget, set by NHS England, of around £2.8 billion a year, to pay for the majority of the health services used by the 1.6 million people who live in this area. Three geographically-based Health and Care Partnerships – in west Essex, south and west Hertfordshire and east and north Hertfordshire, serve our communities.
From Monday 2 October Junior Doctors and Consultants as well as hospital dental trainees will be taking four consecutive days of strike action ending on 7am Thursday 5 October.
Stoptober is back, calling on smokers in England to join the 2.5 million others who have made a quit attempt with the campaign since it first launched.
NHS Chief Executive, Amanda Pritchard, visited Stevenage last week where she met with local GPs and saw flu and COVID-19 vaccinations given to protect local people against serious illness this winter.
Read our Joint Forward Plan
This five-year plan outlines how NHS partners across Hertfordshire and west Essex, working closely with local councils, will improve health and care for our population and deliver the ambitions set out in the Hertfordshire and west Essex Integrated Care Strategy.