ICS NI - Area Integrated Partnership Boards Service User and Carer Expression of Interest

Closed 14 Feb 2024

Opened 22 Jan 2024


Integrated Care System NI (ICS NI) is the new commissioning framework for Northern Ireland. It is a single planning system that will help us to improve the health and wellbeing of our population and address demand by:

  • placing a focus on people keeping well in the first instance, providing timely, co-ordinated care when they are not, and supporting people to self-care when appropriate; and
  • ensuring we are maximising the resources we have available to deliver the best outcomes for our population, optimising our effectiveness and efficiency and reducing duplication.

An Area Integrated Partnership Board (AIPB) is a local planning body with the overarching aim of improving health and social care outcomes and reducing health inequalities for its local population. Within ICS NI, ‘places’ are smaller geographical areas from where a lot of the work of the ICS NI is driven. 

Why your views matter

Service Users and Carers are being appointed as members of the Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPBs).

There will be one Service User and one Carer for each of the AIPBs. There will be 5 AIPBs established across the region which will mirror the geographical boundaries of our existing Health and Social Care Trusts. 

The proposed membership of the each AIPB will include representation from across organisations and sectors who have a role in the health and social wellbeing of the population of Northern Ireland. It includes representation from service user and carer, HSC Trusts, GPs, Pharmacists, local councils and the voluntary and community sectors.

Please read the AIPB Service User and Carer Member Information and Role Description documents linked below before completing the Expression of Interest. 

What happens next




  • Anyone from any background


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