Research: Health

The Greater Manchester Population Health Plan sets out a bold and ambitious approach to transforming the health, wealth and wellbeing of our 2.8 million residents.

Achieving this is central to the vision of making Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old.

We work closely with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to support this ambition by putting data and intelligence at the heart of planning and decision making. This includes:

  • Working with the Partnership’s population health programmes, advising on data collection, reporting, analysis, and evaluation
  • Using analytical methods to think about data differently, providing insight into the health of the Greater Manchester population and informing the Partnership’s priorities

We also make links between population health and wider strategy, policy, and delivery. Particularly in relation to important factors that affect people’s health, such as housing and employment, and also in changing the way people receive public services. This forms part of GMCA’s powers to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities. 

We also work closely with public health analysts from Public Health England and the ten local areas of Greater Manchester to:

  • Share knowledge about analytical tools and techniques
  • Enable access to data and tools so that we have consistently high-quality analysis across the city-region
  • Coordinate research and analysis, to boost capacity and reduce duplication of effort 
  • Make training and development opportunities available to further develop a highly-skilled and motivated team of experienced analysts

For more information, contact: PopHealthIntelligence@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk