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Integration plan

The recent devolution agreement with the Treasury to devolve powers to the Greater Manchester region (Greater Manchester Devolution) was made in autumn 2014. More recently a further devolution of the £6bn NHS resource to Greater Manchester from NHS England was agreed. This presents a massive opportunity to remodel and transform Manchester’s health and social care system and close the inequity between the assets of the City and the health and wellbeing outcomes of its population.

The aim is to give town hall bosses and local health leaders powers over public health, social care, GP services, mental health and acute and community care from April 2016. This means a substantial amount of work is to be undertaken over the next twelve months (and beyond) to deliver a pioneering, ground breaking integrated health and social care solution for Manchester’s local communities.