Greater Manchester

Sustainability and transformation partnerships promote collaborative working across NHS organisations.

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The sustainability and transformation partnership covering Greater Manchester is known as Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. This is the biggest footprint in England, comprising 12 clinical commissioning groups, 15 providers and 10 local authorities.
Greater Manchester is further ahead than other areas due to the devolution which saw the area take control of £6 billion of public funding for health and social care in April 2016.
This devolution involves the transfer of certain powers and responsibilities from national government to all 37 NHS and local authorities in Greater Manchester. Putting power into the hands of local decision-makers means they can better meet the needs of the people who live and work in this region.
The challenge is big; the money available for our public services is reducing every year. But the opportunity is also huge and the goal is to see the greatest and fastest improvement to the health, wealth and wellbeing of the 2.8 million people in the towns and cities of Greater Manchester.
Devolution presents a unique opportunity to tackle some of the poor health inequalities which currently blight the region and the past year has seen politicians, councillors and senior health officials work in partnership to establish a system of governance that will allow Greater Manchester to prosper.
To help achieve this goal, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership has produced a five-year vision for better health and social care in Greater Manchester which has been shaped by each of the 10 borough plans.
The five-year vision is underpinned by four key long-term goals:
  • Creating a transformed health and social care system which helps many more people stay independent and well and takes better care of those who are ill
  • Aligning our health and social care system far more closely with the wider work around education, skills, work and housing – we spend our £22 billion effectively
  • Creating a financially balanced and financially sustainable health and social care system – we spend our £6 billion effectively and spend no more than that
  • Making sure all the changes needed to do this are done safely so the NHS and social care continue to support the people of Greater Manchester during the next five years
Each of the 10 Greater Manchester boroughs has its own locality plan, feeding in to the wider plan.
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