The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership is the body made up of the NHS organisations and councils in the city region, which is overseeing devolution and taking charge of the £6bn health and social care budget.
Governed by the Health and Social Care Partnership Board, which meets in public regularly, the Partnership comprises the local authority and NHS organisations in Greater Manchester, plus representatives from primary care, NHS England, the community and voluntary sectors, Healthwatch, Greater Manchester Police and the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership team is the group of people who came together on April 1 2016, from the former health and social care devolution team and the former NHS England Greater Manchester team. The purpose of the team is to ensure Greater Manchester delivers on its vision and strategic objectives.
This is the reason we are here
We have seven population health outcomes – the benefits we want to secure for the people of GM as a result of realising our vision. They are:
What we’re going to do to deliver the vision
The objectives of the Health and Social Care Partnership align with work to deliver wider reform across public services in Greater Manchester. As the diagram below shows, there is significant alignment in the priorities of both these areas of work.
The Health and Social Care Partnership Team works closely with the Greater Manchester Public Service Reform Team in support of these priorities, supporting GM localities as they shape their reform plans.
The work of the GM Public Service Reform Team is focused on supporting local services to work together, focusing on people and place, with the aim of transforming the role of public services to take a more proactive approach rather than responding to crises. GM is transforming the way we use information, empowering our frontline workforce to make more informed decisions about how and when they work with individuals and families. Building on the principles of early intervention and prevention, GM aims to deliver the appropriate services at the right time, supporting people to become healthier, resilient and empowered.
Our Strategic Plan: Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester, was launched in December 2015. It sets out in more detail what is talked about in this introductory document. It is aligned to ten Locality Plans setting out ambitions in each of GM’s boroughs and created by the CCG, council and providers.
The figure below sets out how the Strategic Plan fits with the ten locality plans. It also summarises how the £450m Transformation Fund (the fund which will allow us to make the transformational changes needed in health and social care so we can deliver our objectives) will contribute to the mainstream improvement programme across GM, and our ambition to ultimately take charge of the £22bn public sector budget.
Wider reform work across GM is focused on delivering the ambition of the Greater Manchester Strategy, Stronger Together. This strategy highlights our ambition to continue creating the conditions for growth in the GM economy. It also sets our ambition to reform our public services, enabling us to support as many residents as possible to contribute to and benefit from the opportunities that growth brings. This strategy is fully aligned with the ambition of the Health and Social Care Strategic Plan.
And our outcomes will play a significant part in helping Greater Manchester achieve wider GM social and economic outcomes laid out in the Greater Manchester Strategy. These include: