Taking Charge of Health and Care
For the first time Greater Manchester is taking control of £6 billion of public funding for health and social care from April 2016.
This will involve making decisions about some of the most important things in our lives - such as health and social care. It will also mean the transfer of certain powers and responsibilities from national government to all 37 NHS and local authorities in Greater Manchester.
Putting power into the hands of local decision-makers means they can better meet the needs of the people who live and work in this region. To help achieve this goal there is a five-year vision for better health and social care in Greater Manchester. The challenge is big a one.
Money available for public services is reducing every year. However the opportunity is also huge and the goal to see the greatest and fastest improvement to the health, wealth and wellbeing of the 2.8 million people in Greater Manchester is one we at Healthwatch Salford very much want to see realized.
We want to ensure that your voice is heard. To help build a collective understanding of what hinders or helps people from taking charge of their health and making healthy choices, we need your thoughts and experiences.
By sharing your views in the online conversation you will be entered into the prize draw for winning a set of family bikes.
To leave your views please take the survey here: https://takingchargetogether.org.uk
To find out more about Greater Manchester Health and Social Care click here.
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