Integrated care boards (ICBs) replaced clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the NHS in England in July 2022. There are 42 ICBs in England.  

An ICB is a statutory body which is responsible for:

  • developing a plan for meeting the health needs of the local population
  • managing the NHS budget, and 
  • arranging for health services to be provided in its geographical area. 

If your child has an EHC plan, in most cases your ICB will be responsible for making sure they receive any health provision set out within it. If you are a young person, the same applies to any health provision in your EHC plan.