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How it will operate

Greater Manchester

  • The Greater Manchester Strategic Health and Social Care Partnership Board will set strategies and priorities.
  • Greater Manchester Joint Commissioning Board will commission Greater Manchester-wide services
  • A chief officer will be appointed to lead, manage and deliver the programme with appropriate staffing.

Local – Manchester’s response

  • Local health and wellbeing boards will agree strategies and priorities for delivery of integrated health and social care within their districts and in the context of the Greater Manchester-wide strategy and local priorities.
  • Local plans will be submitted to the partnership board to ensure strategic coherence and consistency across Greater Manchester.
  • NHS England, CCGs and districts will pool relevant health and social care funds to a local joint commissioning board building from existing arrangements (e.g. the better care fund).
  • Local Joint Commissioning Board will commission services in line with locality plan.

Manchester City Council and the three Manchester CCGs (North, Central and South) have made a joint commitment to put the people and place of Manchester first and to work through any barriers of organisational interest and policy constraints rather than let them stand in the way of progress. The leadership of the Health and Wellbeing Board is fundamental to this principle being at the heart of delivery of this plan.