Senior health and political leaders came together in Tameside and Glossop to sign a historic £23 million deal to bring hospital, social care and community healthcare closer together to improve services for patients.

Care Together, a partnership of NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (T&G CCG), Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC), and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation (T&G IC FT), working closely with local general practice and the third sector, has put forward an ambitious five-year plan for the area which has been agreed by the Partnership.

T&G signing
Tameside & Glossop Signing Picture L-R Councillor Kieran Quinn (Leader – TMBC), Karen James (Chief Executive – T&G IC FT), Lord Peter Smith (Chair -GMHSC Strategic Partnership Board), Dr Alan Dow (Chair – T&G IC FT), Steven Pleasant (Chief Executive – TMBC and Accountable Officer of T&G CCG)

Speaking about these aspirations, our chief officer Jon Rouse said “The transformation funding is enabling us in Greater Manchester to go further and faster to realise the potential within our communities and think differently about how we provide services in order to secure the best for all our residents”.

“This investment should improve the prospects of those living in Tameside and Glossop to experience a better start in life, have more opportunities in adulthood, manage their health better into their older age and die in a dignified manner in a place of their choosing.”

The majority of funding will be spent on improving primary and community care across Tameside and Glossop, helping to shape the future direction of the integrated care organisation.