Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution
A "new era for Greater Manchester" started on 1 April 2016, as the region became the first in the country to take control of its combined health and social care budgets - a sum of more than £6 billion.
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With a population of 2.8 million and a total spend of more than £6 billion per year on health and social care, Greater Manchester is considering how it must adapt and improve.
The needs of people in the region are changing. As life expectancy increases, so do the ailments of old age and there are now more people with chronic conditions like heart failure and arthritis. This is combined with financial pressure to change the way services are delivered and the way people use them.
After taking into account the resources that are likely to be available and the pressures that the health and social care system will face over the next five years it is estimated that there will be a financial deficit of £2 billion by 2020/21.