In this edition:
- Focus on people and prevention leads drive for a healthier Manchester
- What the next five years look like for health and social care
- Manchester’s poor health – and why we need to change
- New single hospital trust is groundbreaking news for city and beyond
- Community teams swing into action to keep people out of hospital
- Council and NHS pool funds for joined up services and value for money
- Manchester mantra puts people power at heart of plans for city
Focus on people and prevention leads drive for a healthier Manchester
Welcome to our first bulletin dedicated to the pioneering work to create a healthier Manchester.
This bulletin will give an overview of inspirational plans that will see more focus on prevention and keeping people out of hospital as much as possible and in control of their own health.
It looks at why Manchester’s health is poor; and how new ways of buying services, treating people in the community; and hospitals working together can tip the scales in Manchester’s favour.
We have also developed a new Healthier Manchester website where you will find further information.
What the next five years look like for health and social care
An ambitious bid called a Locality Plan gives details for the next five years in health and social care and how joining services together makes sense for patients and pounds. Read more about our vision.
Manchester’s poor health – and why we need to change
Manchester’s people suffer more heart, diabetes, and breathing diseases than other parts of the country. Men die nearly 9 years younger and women almost 8 years younger – these are just some of the health issues we want to tackle.
Plus patients tell us what they want, while we work to make the health and social care system more affordable.
Read why we need to change.
New single hospital trust is groundbreaking news for city and beyond
Work is underway to bring hospitals together to form one new city-wide trust, that will provide, better and more consistent care fit for the future of Manchester, Trafford and beyond. Read more about hospital services.
Community teams swing into action to keep people out of hospital
Read here for plans on for how 12 teams of experts based in the community can keep people well at home and as independent as possible. In particular, the teams will step in where people are most at risk of being admitted to hospital. Read more about community services.
Council and NHS pool funds for joined up services and value for money
Manchester CCGs and the council join forces in a single arrangement to buy health and social care services for the city. This will reduce the split between mental, physical and social care, while giving more value for money. Read more about the commissioning of services.
mantra puts people power at heart of plans for city
People who live here are now in the driving seat – coming up with new ways of working with public services to get the best for where they live and make the most of what neighbourhoods have to offer.
People power is at the heart of our stories showing how the bold, brave and brilliant of Manchester are all doing their bit to stay fit and well or help others. Read more about Our Manchester.