Healthier Together

Why Change is Needed





How will Healthier Together improve patient care?



How was the decision made?

How Will My Hospital Work?


Our plans for improving hospital care, includes creating four shared ‘single services’. 


What specialisms do our hospitals offer?


All hospitals in Greater Manchester specialise in providing certain types of care and four hospitals will provide specialist abdominal (tummy) surgery.


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Why healthcare is changing in Greater Manchester


Greater Manchester has some of the poorest health in the country and there are major differences in health outcomes. The reasons for this variation includes the effect of general social deprivation and poor lifestyle choices, problems with mental health and wellbeing and the gaps in the quality of health and social care received across Greater Manchester.

The standard of care patients across the region receive at the moment varies dramatically. Healthier Together is about reducing inequalities in health and care across Greater Manchester.

The Healthier Together programme is a key part of the wider programme for Health and Social Care reform across Greater Manchester. There are three elements to Healthier Together – Primary Care (i.e. care you receive from your doctor or pharmacy), Joined Up Care, and Hospital Care. Clinically led, the programme aims to provide the best health and care for the people of Greater Manchester. 

Take a look at our infographic below for some of the facts on why healthcare needs to change in Greater Manchester…




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