NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMR CCG), Rochdale Borough Council and other local public sector partners are working together to draw up a ‘Locality Plan’ – their vision for providing health, social care and other services for the local population – and they need your views.
Rochdale borough residents, health and social care professionals and representatives of local organisations attended a number of similar events earlier this month where they shared their views to be fed into the plan, which is a crucial part of the Greater Manchester Devolution (GMD) programme that will see local healthcare leaders and local authorities take control of the region’s £6 billion health and social care budget.
There were over 20 events where local people discussed topics including social care, mental health, hospital and out of hospital care, primary care, and self-care.
“It’s important that we involve local people in the development of the Locality Plan and we’re keen to engage with Rochdale borough residents to ensure their views are taken into consideration,” said NHS HMR CCG Chair Dr Chris Duffy.
“Thank to you to everyone who attended the events. There’s still chance to get involved. You can tell us your views via an online survey or come to the meeting in October.” The survey is available by clicking here.
Ian Mello, NHS HMR CCG’s Director of Commissioning and Provider Management, and Senior Responsible Officer for the Rochdale borough Locality Plan, said: “Our vision is to make the biggest, fastest possible improvement to the health and wellbeing of local residents and deliver radical improvements over the next five years.
“The local plan looks at the short term, medium and longer term. It’s our opportunity to shape transformation as we think it should be done locally. By 2020, this approach will mean we have a strong, safe and affordable health and social care system that is fit for the future and a happier, healthier population.”