The organisations came together to ensure a more joined up and effective approach to commissioning health and social care services for the people of Manchester.
NHS Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS Manchester CCG) also formed on 1 April 2017, as a result of NHS North, Central and South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups merging.
Manchester Health and Care Commissioning is working hard to create “A Healthier Manchester”, which you can find more about by visiting the Healthier Manchester website www.healthiermanchester.org.
In the two years since the Manchester Locality Plan started and listening to patient and public feedback, we’ve been changing things to help it work:
- We’ve changed how we plan, prioritise and buy health services.
- Our hospitals have merged into one new organisation that’s improving services.
- There’s now more care closer to people’s homes.
- Our mental health services have gained strength by joining together into a single organisation.
The changes to our structures are only part of what’s needed; the key to a healthier Manchester and to reducing health inequalities is people – like you. We must all change the way we think and act about our own health, the health of those we love and care for, the health of our wider neighbourhood, and of the communities that make up our city.
Please take the time to give us your feedback by completing a short survey. This will help us better understand how much you know about health and care services in Manchester and what actions we need to take in partnership with you, communities and neighbourhoods and the health and care system. You can read the full update on the Our Healthier Manchester website.