Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Transformation Fund bid

Published on Monday 27 February 2017

As part of the Greater Manchester devolution plans, partners in Bolton’s Health and Social Care system have been awarded £28.8m over the next three years to help improve health and wellbeing in local communities. This is great news for Bolton, giving us the power and the resources to make real changes in the way we deliver services for our communities. It is a very significant investment in health and social care across Bolton, and is welcomed as it should help to address many of the pressures which the system is currently facing.

The member organisations of the Bolton Health & Wellbeing Board recently submitted a bid to the Greater Manchester Transformation Fund to support the delivery of our Bolton Locality Plan over the next four years. The plan focuses on how everyone with an involvement in health and wellbeing in Bolton can play their part, so that we can build a system which delivers real benefits for Bolton people. The £28.8m investment from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership will be used to help make the changes which we need to support more people to stay well and be supported within their communities. 

There are some further discussions to be completed with the Greater Manchester team, so that we can clarify the next steps.   There are also opportunities for Bolton to bid to a digital fund to further support our plans. Once these steps are completed, we will be in a better position to discuss what the plans mean for people in Bolton, and for the various organisations involved.

The Health and Social Care partners across Bolton who have signed up to the Bolton Locality Plan are made up of the following organisations:-

  • NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Bolton Council
  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bolton GP Federation
  • Bolton Council for Voluntary Services
  • Healthwatch Bolton
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