GM Shared Plan for £6 billion health and social care funding

The Greater Manchester Devolution (GMD) Agreement was agreed with the Government in November 2014. In February 2015 Greater Manchester and NHS England announced cutting-edge plans around the future of health and social care with a signed agreement (memorandum of understanding) to bring together health and social care budgets – a combined sum of £6bn.

The GMD programme will see local healthcare leaders and local authorities take control of the region’s health and social care budget, giving us the power to take charge of health, wealth and wellbeing in our communities. The MoU includes the entire health and social care system in Greater Manchester, including adult, primary and social care, mental health, community services and public health.

Devolution Manchester will give HMR CCG the opportunity to play a vital role and be involved in making a bigger difference at a faster pace to the health and well-being of the Greater Manchester population.

This agreement involves working together with NHS England, the ten GM Councils, 12 Greater Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), fifteen NHS providers to further join up health and social care on a national and local level.

The agreement, approved and countersigned by the Chancellor, puts local people in the driving seat for deciding on health and care services that suit Greater Manchester. In the long term it will also ease pressure on hospitals, while focusing on services in the community that bring health and social care closer to home.

HMR CCG, Rochdale Borough Council and other local public sector partners have drawn up a Locality Plan – a vision for providing health, social care and other services for the local population and this plan is a vital part of GMD. The Locality Plan has been developed and members of the public have been consulted along the way. The Plan will be available to view here soon.


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