The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham will today, for the first time, set out Greater Manchester’s vision of a 21st century NHS as part of a new model of public service within the city-region.
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Burnham will describe the “Greater Manchester model” and outline the ‘unique opportunity’ the city-region has to integrate health with all public services, such as early years, education, community safety, housing and employment.
He will draw an important distinction between his former role as Health Secretary and his current role. He will say: ‘As Secretary of State for Health, you can have a vision for health services. As Mayor of Greater Manchester, you can have a vision for people’s health.’
The Mayor will say that the speech presents the collective view of public services in Greater Manchester and “represents a level of consensus amongst its public service leaders that probably doesn’t exist anywhere else.”
The Mayor is expected to say that as “the only city-region with health devolution, it has become increasingly clear that the unique opportunity we have is to integrate health with everything – early years, education, community safety, housing and employment.” This means professionals from all public services working together, with a single budget, working in neighbourhood teams of 30-50k citizens.
Mr Burnham is expected to announce that by the end of the year, Greater Manchester will be the first place in the country to start collating and publishing waiting times data for children and young people’s mental health services. He will set out that by publishing the data, “it will allow us to fully understand the baseline we are working from and how far we need to go to deliver on efficient and effective children and young people’s mental health services across Greater Manchester.”