To make sure the changing needs of local people are met, Healthier Together has been looking at how patients will receive health and care in the future.

The Healthier Together programme is a key part of the wider programme for health and social care reform across Greater Manchester.

There are three parts to the programme:

  • Primary Care (including GP services)
  • Joined Up Care
  • Hospital Care 

Clinically led by health and social care professionals, the programme aims to provide the best health and care for the people of Greater Manchester.

To find out more about Healthier Together programme, and what it means for you and your family, head over to the Healthier Website, where lots of information, including videos and infographics can be found.


The Healthier Together Joint Committee 2016 meeting dates

Joint Committee, previously named Committee's in Common, confirmed dates for 2016:

16th March 2-5pm: Mersey B&C Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

15th June 2-5pm: Mersey A, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN

21st September 2-5pm: Mersey A, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN

16th November 2-5pm: Mersey, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

Note: If members of the public wishes to attend our next meeting, please contact Catherine Georgeson via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For a list of PDFs for Joint Committees agendas, beginning from February 2014, head to the Joint Committee section of The Healthier Together website. 


The Healthier Together consultation has now closed

The Healthier Together programme is the Greater Manchester programme for health and social care reform which aims to provide the best services for everyone in a population of almost three million people. There are three elements to the project: integrated health and social care; primary care; and hospital care.

The main driver for change is that the NHS needs to address that health needs are very different today to those decades ago when the NHS was set up. The current population is living longer; however, more people are living with long term conditions which increase the demand on the NHS and social care services. Healthier Together aims to address these and other issues to meet current and future healthcare needs.

To find out more about the programme, you can read the proposals on the Healthier Together website, which explain the reasons why changes to health and social care are needed and outline the general approach proposed.

For further information about the programme, visit the Healthier Together website at

Feed back your thoughts about the proposals

View the proposals and complete an online survey on the Healthier Together website at

Alternatively, you can feed back by coming along to an event in Rochdale borough. More details about these are below.

Public events 

  • Thursday 7 August, 12.30pm-3pm, Butterworth Hall, New Street, Milnrow, OL16 3PQ

  • Wednesday 13 August, 10am-1.30pm, Rochdale Masonic Hall, Richard Street, Rochdale, OL11 1DU

  • Wednesday 3 September, 2.30-4.30pm, Heywood Civic Centre, 3 Church Street, Heywood, OL10 1LW

  • Tuesday 9 September, 9.30-11.30am, Demense Community Centre, Asby Close, Middleton, M24 4J

  • Wednesday 10 September, 6.30-8.30pm, Wardleworth Women's Centre, 18 Trafalgar Street, Rochdale,
    OL16 2EB

  • Tuesday 16 September, 6.30-8.30pm, Recovery Republic, 63-65 York Street, Heywood, OL10 4NR

Public question time


You can also have your say at a question time event where you will be able to find out more about Healthier Together proposals and pose questions to our panel of local experts.

This takes place on: Wednesday 17 September, 7-8.30pm, at Middleton Arena, LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton, M24 1AG

Book a place at 

Useful links

Healthier Together website

Proposals for the Healthier Together programme

Online survey

Campaign video

NHS 111 NHS Choices
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