7. Greater Manchester

What does the STP mean for your area?

Health planners are trying to reduce NHS deficits and think about ways to re organise care. However getting the large deficits under control could prevent facilities being developed that can cope with the health and care social needs of local people.

Proposed cuts

Fifty beds will be cut at the Royal Bolton Hospital and patients will be forced to travel to Salford for emergency care.

Services cut for patients with serious congenital heart conditions at Manchester Royal Infirmary due to a lack of staffing. Those awaiting operations will need to travel up to 150 miles.

A reconfiguration of urgent and emergency care could lead to the closure of some urgent care centres. Two walk-in centres will shut in Bury and Prestwich and resources moved to NHS 111, GP surgeries and A&E departments.

Changes in who organises our care

A partnership between Manchester City Council and a newly formed CCG advertised a ten year contract worth £6 billion to run out-of hospital care in the entire Greater Manchester devolution region. The organisation will be known as a Local Care Organisation. The only bidder for the contract was the Manchester Provider Board, a consortium of NHS organisations in the city.