Health and care services we are responsible for

The ICB is responsible for planning and overseeing healthcare services in Hertfordshire and west Essex. We hold the budgets for NHS services and we make sure that care is high quality and that people get access to the services they need.  

This includes essential services such as emergency and urgent care, GP services, community nursing, mental health support, rehabilitative care, most planned hospital care and continuing healthcare for adults and children with long-term complex physical or mental health needs. 

Our medicines optimisation and pharmacy service oversees and advises on the use of medicines provided to patients in NHS settings and care homes across Hertfordshire and West Essex. 

Find out more about how to get the right help to meet your needs on our Local Services page. 

Find out more about NHS continuing healthcare for adults and children and young people’s continuing care.