Integrated Care Academy

The Integrated Care Academy (ICA), the first of its kind in this country, is an exciting partnership between the University of Suffolk, the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS), Suffolk County Council and Healthwatch Suffolk and others from the voluntary and community sector, such as Suffolk Mind and local hospices. 

It will be the leading academic partner for local health and social care services working in mental health, care for older people and end of life care, and for all people and communities who are interested in learning, including service users, their families and carers.

This new initiative has been established to support the changing needs of health and social care, and to help sustain and develop joined-up services for the health and wellbeing of our population in Suffolk, North East Essex and beyond. 


 

 

   

ICA perspective

Foundation Week

Students, researchers, health and care leaders, frontline staff and local communities came together to take part in a series of online events that marked the launch of the ICA.

Our People

Professor Chantal Ski is Director of the Integrated Care Academy. Professor Ski has over 20 years clinical and research experience in the development and evaluation of health service models of care for patients and families affected by cardiovascular and related conditions. With a k...

Dr Mark Shenton is a GP and Professor of Integrated Care at the ICA. Mark has worked for 30 years in Suffolk, initially in Ipswich and West Suffolk Hospitals and then for 25 years at StowHealth as a GP. Mark has been Chair of Ipswich and East Suffolk CCG since 2012 and prior to that...

Dr Karen Windle is Senior Research Fellow for the Integrated Care Academy. Karen will be providing research and evaluative support across the ICA, delivering a range of research programmes across End of Life, Older People’s Care and Mental Health. ...

Hiyam joined the University of Suffolk as a Research Associate at the Integrated Care Academy (ICA) in July 2021. Dr. Al-Jabr is interested in research that is focused on providing patient-centred care and raising patients’ voice to be heard and taken into account. She believes th...

Nicole Smith is the Programme Manager for the Integrated Care Academy. Nicole provides high-level programme management support to the ICA.  She has oversight of delivery of the ICA's initiatives and acts as a key interface with stakeholders. ...

Jude Gammer is an administrator for the Integrated Care Academy. In her role, Jude manages all social media platforms, the website and central filing systems, and provides general administration to the team. ...

Dawn Jordan is an administrator with the Integrated Care Academy. Dawn’s career has been in health and social care, beginning as a registered nurse and progressing into management roles and consultancy, within public, private and third sector organisations. She is passionate about...