Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution Greater Manchester (GM) is taking control of £6 billion of public funding for health and social care from April 2016. It will involve the transfer of certain powers and responsibilities from national government to all 37 NHS and local authorities in GM. Putting power into the hands of local decision-makers means they can better meet the needs of the people who live and work in this region. The challenge is big; the money available for our public services is reducing every year. But the opportunity is also huge and our goal is to see the greatest and fastest improvement to the health, wealth and wellbeing of the 2.8 million people in the towns and cities of Greater Manchester. To help us achieve this goal we have produced a five-year vision for better health and social care in Greater Manchester which has been shaped by each of the ten borough plans. To find out more about this and the continuing conversations we are having locally on these plans see here. You can also download a copy of the strategic plan or summary plan. Latest News: Greater Manchester Devolution – tell us what you think and be in for a chance of winning £100 shopping vouchers. Organisations in Greater Manchester responsible for health and social care have developed this quick survey for people living in Greater Manchester. We want to understand current awareness of Greater Manchester taking charge of money spent on health and social care as part of devolution in Greater Manchester, and how we can more effectively involve local people. Your feedback will be used to help inform work moving forward. The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and you will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 love2shop vouchers, which can be used across a number of popular retailers. The closing deadline for the survey is Wednesday, 4 May 2016. Click here for the survey. Click here to find out about Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution: Internal delegation by NHS England to GM Chief Officer. Click here to read the plans and the process of devolution.