Devolution Manchester

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership is in charge of the £6bn spent on health and social care in the ten boroughs of Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.

The partnership includes NHS organisations, councils, primary care, NHS England, community and voluntary social enterprise organisations, Healthwatch, Greater Manchester Police and the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. It includes ten hospitals with A&E departments and six urgent care centres and incorporates three new care model vanguards: Salford Together, Stockport Together, and Salford and Wigan Foundation Chain. It also includes The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

Under an historic devolution agreement with the government we have been able to make our own spending decisions since April 2016. Thanks to devolution, we now have the freedom and flexibility to do things that benefit everyone in Greater Manchester.

What this means for local people

Devolution means we can make decisions locally about how we take care of the 2.8 million people living in our ten boroughs. After all, local people know what Greater Manchester needs. It also means making these decisions together as a city region, with our health and social care services working alongside our local authorities.

We’re already making big improvements to the health and social care services we need. We’re tackling serious conditions like cancer and heart disease. We’re also addressing wider problems that affect our health, such as poverty, loneliness and poor lifestyles. Read more

The partners hope that by 2021 there will be:

  • 1,300 fewer people dying from cancer, 600 fewer dying from cardiovascular disease and 580 fewer dying from respiratory disease;
  • 270 more babies born weighing over 2,500g, making a significant difference to their long term health;
  • More children reaching a good level of social and emotional development;
  • 2,750 fewer people suffering serious falls, remaining independent at home for longer.

The short animation below explains more about the difference that devolution has made.