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Our locality plan for Manchester A Healthier Manchester outlines how, by 2021, the health and social care system in Manchester will be transformed with:

  • Improved health and wellbeing for people who live here;
  • High quality services;
  • A balanced budget;
  • Making the most of the many strengths we already have, like strong community groups, parks, art and cultural facilities, and leisure outlets.

The locality plan has three main sections:

Hospital services

Bringing the three hospitals in Manchester under one umbrella to strengthen clinical services, bring consistency in standards and remove duplication in services.

Community-based Care - Manchester Local Care Organisation

A new public sector partnership – Manchester Local Care Organisation – brings teams of health and care professionals together in local neighbourhoods.

Teams led by GPs bring together community nurses, social workers, mental health services, community organisations and specialists like therapists, pharmacists and health visitors.

A new public sector partnership – Manchester Local Care Organisation – brings teams of health and care professionals together in local neighbourhoods.

Teams led by GPs bring together community nurses, social workers, mental health services, community organisations and specialists like therapists, pharmacists and health visitors.

Find out more about the Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO)

How we buy services

Bringing together in one budget the spending that different organisations use to pay for health and social care, simplifying contracts, joining up services and giving more value for money. This has been done through creating a partnership arrangement called Manchester Health and Care Commissioning.