Health Services: Greater Manchester

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what analysis of financial risk to Greater Manchester councils has been made during the Manchester NHS devolution negotiations.

Photo of Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

The devolution deal is about greater integration of the money spent locally on health and social care across the city by local authorities and health bodies. It does not affect the allocation of funding to councils in Greater Manchester. Greater integration and joint working has the potential to reduce costs and improve outcomes.

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