Healthier Together

What is Healthier Together and what is best care?

Healthcare in Greater Manchester is changing and the Healthier Together team need your views in order to make it better for you.

Healthier Together is a review of health and social care and is part of a wider public service reform, seeking to improve outcomes for all Greater Manchester (GM) residents across the ten metropolitan boroughs of Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan and the cities of Manchester and Salford.

Health and social care leaders from across Greater Manchester have been working together to review the services they offer and the way they are delivered. This has sought to provide the best possible standards of care whilst balancing the rising demand on services within the limited health and social care resources available.

Healthier Together wants to improve the quality of treatment in and out of hospital under integrated care, primary care and hospital care, through a programme of reconfiguration.

Changes already happening in Trafford

  • Urgent & Enhanced Care Teams established providing step up and down support to patients, including in reach into acute Trusts to facilitate discharge
  •  Integration & co-location of Health & Social Care teams, under joint management
  •  Integrated Discharge Team at Trafford General Hospital
  •  Neighbourhood footprints agreed
  •  Procurement of Trafford Patient Care Coordination Centre
  •  RAID services established
  • Implementation of Alternative to Transfer (ATT) care plan and Mastercall pilot

Next steps in Trafford

  • Better Care Fund
  • Frail & Older People Programme
  • End of Life Programme
  • Health and Wellbeing Hub
  • Phased implementation of Primary Care Strategy across neighbourhood footprints
  • Implement the Patient Care Coordination Centre (2015)
  • Social Services Health & Wellbeing Hub
  • Implementations of Stroke Supported Early Discharge Service
  • Diabetes Strategy
  • Implementation of Risk Stratification tool
  • Implementation of Electronic Clinical Correspondence

Trafford CCG published Healthier Together news articles

Healthier Together publications

  • Consultation document
  • Easy read consultation document