Taking Charge Together

Since April 2016, when our devolution agreement came into being, we have been busy trying to bring about meaningful change in Greater Manchester and set out our ambitions for the future.

There are two reports: a detailed review covering performance, quality, finance, transformation and engagement and a more public-facing version.

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Taking charge together overview

Taking Change Together full report


Stay well this winter

We have launched a series of short animations to show Greater Manchester residents some easy ways to stay well this winter.

The NHS and social care face winter pressures. These animations are a fun way for us to share these simple yet important public health messages.

Our cartoons have had a great reception in the press and on social media with lots of retweets and shares.

We want to share them wider though, Get in touch for copies or share via YouTube and Twitter.


Ex rugby league player talks mental health

Two Greater Manchester conferences on mental health have taken place this month.

Former rugby league player Danny Sculthorpe (pictured) told a suicide prevention conference how he turned his life around to become a mental health counsellor. A GM wide suicide prevention strategy is now being prepared for early 2017.

And more than 180 schools, colleges and voluntary/social enterprise organisations heard how more is needed to be done to tackle children and young people’s mental health.

Click to read Danny’s story

Click to read about young people’s mental health


Board update

This month’s Strategic Partnership Board heard how Greater Manchester is continuing to reduce the numbers of people who are taken in to police custody when needing a place of safety during a mental health crisis (section 136). At less than 1%, the rate in GM is more than five times lower than in England and Wales. Our target is zero.

Click here to view the SPB board papers


Your chance to have a say on public services

Greater Manchester is looking to the future. More than 20 years ahead in fact! And we want your help to make it a greater future.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has launched a public consultation to ask residents what their thoughts are on public services including health and social care.

Take the survey here


Greater Manchester recognised

Greater Manchester has been chosen by NHS Improvement as one of four areas in the country to lead plans for a review of corporate functions such as finance, HR and procurement. All health and social care organisations are exploring where they can work across organisational boundaries, and join up corporate function systems and services, to provide more efficient support to staff and the public.
Partner news

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Outstanding, with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) saying that they found the care provided there to be of “exceptional” quality and that the trust’s commitment to excellence has resulted in “a clear example of a trust leading in its field”. This is excellent news, particularly for those patients and families who receive such exceptional care at The Christie.

Government invests a further £12.5m in Greater Manchester’s devolved health system to expand pioneering clinical research

Click here to read more


Find Out More

We’ve got lots of news to share with you and far too much to include here. You can keep up-to-date with our work daily by following us on Twitter or visiting our website.