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GM Devo: what does it mean for AHPs?

Tuesday 04 October 2016, 10:00am – 02:00pm

“It is better to have decisions made locally, because local people understand what local problems are and what Greater Manchester needs. We need to work together.”
Lord Peter Smith, Leader of Wigan Council

In November 2014, an historic agreement was signed with the government to give Greater Manchester new powers over transport, housing, planning and policing – via a directly elected region-wide Mayor.

A ‘new era for Greater Manchester’ started on 1 April 2016, as the region became the first in the country to take control of its combined health and social care budgets – a sum of more than £6 billion. For the first time – leaders and clinicians will be able to tailor budgets and priorities to directly meet the needs of local communities and improve the health and wellbeing of the 2.8million residents.

But what does this mean for AHPs? How will it change our services and practice? What will it look and feel like? How do we collaborate and influence to ensure a strong voice for AHPs in local decisions? How do we use devolution priciples and local priorities to shape our services?

This half day event and workshop will discuss what Greater Manchester Devolution will mean for AHPs in terms of:

  • Service commissioning and delivery.
  • Workforce transformation.
  • Influencing and stakeholder engagement.
  • Integration and collaboration.
  • Population health and prevention.

Confirmed speakers at the event include Alison Raw, Professional Adviser for Allied Health Professions, Department of Health, and more to be announced very soon.

Are you leading work to support service transformation in Greater Manchester? Is the impact of devolution something you need to know more about in your role? This is an opportunity to start to plan a coordinated, collaborative approach as AHPs.

We will be considering:

  • What do we know about Manchester devolution? What are the plans and priorities?
  • What don’t we know?
  • Who do we need to influence and build relationships with?
  • What next: what do we need to do as a North West AHP Network?

AHP leads from health, social care, education, housing, charities and voluntary sector in Greater Manchester all welcome. Whilst this event is targeted at Great Manchester AHPs, we will be sharing any learning to support transformation across the wider North West AHP network.

Booking your place

Places are limited to 30 and if fully booked will be allocated to ensure representation across professions, sectors, organisations and the Greater Manchester area. Please ensure you cancel your place if you are unable to attend.

Bookings close Friday 16th September.

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Location – Orega, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN
Final event agenda will be available early September.
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