We formed the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to oversee the devolution of our health and social care services. Our aim is to achieve the biggest, fastest improvement to the health and wellbeing of our region.
Working together locally
The Partnership is made up of our local NHS organisations and councils, as well as people from NHS England and NHS Improvement, our emergency services, the voluntary sector, Healthwatch and others including the mayor of Greater Manchester.
As a group, we’re finding what works on a local level, and we’re responding to what people need across all ten boroughs. We’re using our experience and know-how to improve the way we spend our public health money. And we’re making sure that big decisions are being made together, locally.
Devolution means that we have a really wide circle of partners – like charities, volunteers, family carers, individual health and care staff, patients and residents.
People have come together to make a real difference to how things are done here. For instance, Greater Manchester’s 15,000 voluntary and community organisations have been recognised formally, and the ten Healthwatch ‘patient champions’ are involved in our decisions.
We’ve all made firm commitments to working together. We call these commitments our charters and memos of understanding.
Our leadership team
The Partnership is run by a team of leaders representing a range of skills across Greater Manchester.
Find out about the people behind the roles, and hear about their ambitions for devolution.