VCS Nominations to the local Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPB's ) – NICVA Information Session 2 ( Monday 12th February)

Registration closed
12 February 2024 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

NICVA is hosting a number of online Information Sessions for VCS organisations to outline the nomination and appointment process for Voluntary and Community Sector representatives to each of the five Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPBs) which are being established to support the roll out of the Integrated Care System (ICS) across Northern Ireland. Staff from the Programme Team within the Department of Health (DoH) taking forward the development of the ICS shall be in attendance to share key information and answer questions about the implementation of the AIPBs and the anticipated role and involvement of the voluntary and community sector within these new structures.

Introduction and Background 

NICVA has recently been appointed by the Department of Health to coordinate the nomination process for Voluntary and Community Sector Representatives to each of the 5 local Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPB's) which will be established in April 2024 as part of the roll out of the Integrated Care System (ICS) across Northern Ireland.

Four voluntary and community sector positions will be available on each of the five  AIPB's established across the region, which will mirror the geographical boundaries of our existing Health and Social Care (HSC) Trusts.

NICVA will be inviting Voluntary and Community Sector organisations to submit nominations to  these local AIPB’s via an open Nomination process, commencing on Monday 5th February 2024 and closing on Tuesday 5th March 2024.

A Selection Panel made up of three voluntary and community sector representatives of NICVA’s Executive Board will consider and agree up to four VCS appointment recommendations (& 2 reserves) to each of the five local Area Integrated Partnership Boards via a nomination and selection process coordinated by NICVA staff.

Final Decision making on all VCS appointments to the AIPB’s will be made by the Department of Health.

Full information on the nomination and selection process will be available on the NICVA website from Monday 5th February 2024.

 Details of this Information Session

Voluntary and community sector organisations who may be interested in making a nomination(s) to any of the local Area Integrated Partnership Boards (AIPB’s) are invited to join this online information session to hear key information about the role of the local AIPB’s, the anticipated roles and responsibilities of the VCS representatives who will be appointed to these stuctures and how organisations can make a nomination(s).

NICVA will host and Chair the information session and Department of Health staff will be in attendance to share information and take questions on the remit of the local AIPBS, how Voluntary and Community sector representatives can be involved and how these local structures should operate in practice, including how they will connect to the wider Integrated Care System and other key structures.

When registering to attend, organisations will also be invited to submit any written Questions or Queries about the Nomination Process and/or the role and stuctures of the  local AIPBs including the role of VCS representatives in advance of the information sessions which will be responded to on the day of the session(s).

What is the Integrated Care System NI (ICS NI) 

The Integrated Care System NI is the new health and social care commissioning framework for Northern Ireland. It is a single planning system that will aim to improve the health and wellbeing of the population in NI 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 the resources  available are maximised to deliver the best outcomes for the opulation, optimising effectiveness and efficiency and reducing duplication.

What is an Area Integrated Partnership Board (AIPB) 

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. 

Information about the Integrated Care System NI, including Frequently Asked Questions, is available at Integrated Care System NI Online.


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