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Integrated budgets across Manchester

Published: 27 February, 2015

Integrated health and social care budgets across Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester and NHS England have announced ground breaking plans for the future of health and social care with a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to bring together health and social care budgets – a combined sum of £6bn. The agreement brings together NHS England, 12 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, 15 NHS providers and 10 local authorities.

This historic agreement does not require any reorganisation of the NHS or its principles. The aim is to help to realise the vision set out in the NHS’s Five Year Forward View through joint decision-making on integrated care to support physical, mental and social wellbeing.

The scope of the Memorandum of Understanding spans the entire health and social care system in Greater Manchester, including adult, primary and social care, mental health and community services and public health. Integrated care will focus more on preventative work in the community – putting strategies in place to keep people well and as independent as possible. The second part of the agreement provides a framework for strategies around governance and regulation, resources and finances, the property estate, health education, workforce and information sharing and systems being brought together.

Read the NHS England press release (27 February 2015).
Read the Manchester Council press release (27 February 2015).

Last updated: 27 February, 2015

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