Professor Kath Checkland and Dr Jon Hammond of the University’s Health Organisation, Policy and Economics unit (HOPE) share their thoughts on the Government’s new ‘Long-Term Plan’ for the NHS. The new NHS Long Term Plan, and the investment associated with it, are welcome announcements but still fall short of most accepted definitions of ‘plan’ A full […]
VIDEO BLOG: The opportunities of health devolution
In light of the newly announced investment in research and development of cancer medicines, Professor Ian Greer talks about Greater Manchester’s devolved health and social care budget and the opportunities this brings for linking up discovery science with clinics and commissioners across the region.
Devo Manc is a far cry from ‘business as usual’
Today, Greater Manchester becomes the first region in England to be given new powers in the devolution of health and social care services from national government to regional decision-makers. But what makes this region’s devolution project so exciting is that its ambitions go way beyond the integration of health and social care, says Helen McKenna. […]
DevoManc – a new era in health and social care
Devolved control of health, and integration with social care, creates an opportunity to improve care outcomes, improve value for money and decide local priorities for Greater Manchester, argues Lord Peter Smith. We are on the brink of a new era in Greater Manchester when we take charge of health and social care services. On […]
Health and social care devolution: it’s complicated
Devolving health and social care decisions to local politicians and professionals adds further complexity to an already complex system – and does not guarantee that the correct or popular decisions will be taken – argue Julia Segar, Anna Coleman and Kath Checkland. ‘Keep Wythenshawe Special’ is a campaign led by clinicians from Wythenshawe Hospital. […]
Managing health and care in an ageing society
Health and social care delivery needs to change substantially to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing society, argues Professor Neil Pendleton. Lifespan is increasing and we know that our health and social needs become more complex as we age. We also know this changing demographic is generating huge challenges for our health […]
The good ship SS DevoManc: full steam ahead?
SS DevoManc has now set sail after a six weeks stopover in port during the general election. Dr Lawrence Benson tries to plot its course. Let’s recap on DevoManc. It’s about the devolution of power and resources from Westminster to the city region of Greater Manchester (GM), including for health and social care. This marks […]