Integrated Commissioning

The Integrated Commissioning Unit (ICU) is a joint commissioning team for Portsmouth City Council and NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group. 

It was established in April 2010 and is based in the Civic Offices in the Guildhall Square. The full address is at the foot of this page.

The ICU aims to deliver efficiencies across departments and improve outcomes for vulnerable adults, children and families in Portsmouth through the commissioning of whole life pathways, joining up the delivery of services, and adopting a strategic approach to the wider determinants of health and wellbeing.

Service User, Patient and Carer engagement is a key priority for the ICU, which ensures they are engaged and involved in the commissioning process.  The Unit also works in partnership with the Voluntary and Community Sector in Portsmouth and champions the Portsmouth Compact.

The ICU delivers commissioning and contracting functions across a range of areas, including:

  • Community Services
  • Public Health
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Children and Families services
  • Carers
  • Older Persons Mental Health
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Substance Misuse
  • Continuing Healthcare
  • Supporting People
  • Equipment and Wheelchair Services

Contract opportunities are advertised on Portsmouth City Council's web-based procurement system 'In-tend' at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/portsmouthcc. Using In-Tend you can view upcoming and existing tenders, contracts and quotations, and receive and safely return your documents.

Government plans for greater integration of Health and Social Care will be realised through the newly created 'Better Care Fund'. This fund will begin to pool Health and Social Care budgets in an effort to develop community services that will help people remain independent for longer and less reliant on acute hospital services.

The ICU is heavily involved in developing closed integration, and is working with the cIty council and CCG to deliver the Better Care Fund agenda. Further details can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/better-care-fund

For more information please contact the Integrated Commissioning Unit on 023 9268 8374 or email ICU@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Where we are

Floor 2 Core 3,
Civic Offices,
Guildhall Square,
Portsmouth
PO1 2AL

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