About the Greater Manchester Public Health Network
The Greater Manchester Public Health Network supports the 10 Greater Manchester (GM) Directors of Public Health to deliver the greatest and fastest possible improvement to the health and wellbeing of the 2.8m people of the city region.
GM Directors of Public Health are contributing to the creation of a single unified public health leadership system for Greater Manchester, as recognised through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Public Health England, Greater Manchester local authorities and NHS England. The MoU supports plans to deliver major improvements in the health and wellbeing of the region’s 2.8m residents through the devolution of Health and Social Care announced in February 2015 and also supports the economic growth and public service reform objectives of the Greater Manchester Strategy. Health and Social Care Devolution is part of a wider Devolution Deal agreed between Greater Manchester and the Government.
GM Directors of Public Health are working with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership – the body made up of the 37 NHS organisations and councils in the city region, which is overseeing health and social care devolution and taking charge of the £6bn health and social care budget – to ensure that the public health system is designed around prevention and early intervention in order to deliver the radical upgrade in population health set out in the Partnership’s Strategic Plan, Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester.