On 1st April 2016 Greater Manchester took charge of the £6billion spent on health and social care in our 10 boroughs, following the devolution deal with the government. We were also given extra £450 million to help transform services.
This is overseen by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership which is made up of the city region’s NHS organisations and councils, plus representatives from primary care, NHS England, the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, Healthwatch, Greater Manchester Police and the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
Devolution gives us the freedom and flexibility to do things that benefit everyone in Greater Manchester. We are making our own decisions. We’re tackling serious conditions like cancer and heart disease, and looking at bigger problems that affect our health.
Vision and plans
The aim is to deliver the greatest and fastest possible improvement to the health and well-being of the 2.8 million people of Greater Manchester. The strategic five-year plan Taking charge of our health and social care in Greater Manchester sets out the main objectives to be delivered by 2021.
In April 2019, Taking charge the next 5 years was published which takes stock of the achievements and challenges and looks at where further improvements can be made. We are now in the process of developing this into a detailed 5 year implementation plan.
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