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Is Manchester a model for the future of the NHS?

25 November 2016

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The Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS takes evidence from the leaders of the new Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, the devolved body that now controls a £6bn annual budget to deliver health and social care in Greater Manchester.


Tuesday 29 November, Committee Room 1, Palace of Westminster

At 10.05am

  • Nicky O'Conner, Chief Operations Officer, Greater Manchester Strategic Health and Social Care Partnership Board
  • Steve Wilson, Executive Lead - Finance and Investment, Greater Manchester Strategic Health and Social Care Partnership Board
  • Professor Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
  • Professor Kieran Walshe, Professor of Health & Policy & Management, Manchester Business School

At 11.00am

  • Dr Ron Zimmern, Chairman, PHG Foundation
  • Andy Williams, Chief Executive, NHS Digital
  • Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine , University of Oxford
  • Professor Keith McNeil, NHS Chief Clinical Information Officer , NHS England

At 12.00pm

  • Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, UCL
  • Mark Davies, Director, Department of Health
  • Adrian Masters, Director for Strategy, Public Health England

Areas of discussion

In the first session the questions will cover the impact of devolution on health and social care in Greater Manchester including how funding is now distributed differently around the system, the effect on workforce planning and what benefits the devolution has produced in integrating health and social care services.

The second session will focus on the technological developments that will have the greatest long-term impact on NHS sustainability, how the NHS can be encouraged to adopt new technologies and how better use of patient data could improve efficiency in the NHS.

The final session will focus on prevention and how preventative and early intervention can help achieve a healthy population and reduce overall costs. The session will also cover what can be done to strengthen the approach to prevention and early intervention in mental health.

Further information

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