Persons concerned about integrated care and public health are invited to consider population health as a broader, all-encompassing, construct for addressing local public health and a broad range of socio-economic determinants of health inequalities.
Alderwick, H. Ham, C. [and] Buck, D. (2015). Population health systems: going beyond integrated care. London: The King’s Fund, January 22nd 2015.
Pooled Budgets in Greater Manchester
Possibly also of interest, the £6 billion health and social care budget for Greater Manchester is to be controlled by local councils under devolved NHS powers:
Greater Manchester Councils ‘to control £6bn NHS budget’. London: BBC News Manchester / BBC Health News, February 24th 2015.
10 local authorities, 12 Clinical Commissioning Groups, 14 NHS providers, NHS England and the government are discussing this groundbreaking agreement for health and social care.
Discussions in Greater Manchester around a new partnership for health and social care are underway. London: NHS England, February 25th 2015.
Greater Manchester £6bn NHS budget devolution begins in April. London: BBC News Manchester / BBC Health News, February 27th 2015.
Pym, H. (2015). ‘Devo Manc’ and the NHS. London: BBC Health News, February 27th 2015.
“ …no-one should pretend that combining two leaky buckets will magically create a watertight solution”. (Simon Stevens , paraphrased).
The Greater Manchester Strategic Partnership
The Greater Manchester Strategic Partnership, chaired by Lord Peter Smith, consists of 37 organisations including hospital trusts, NHS England, ten borough councils and GP commissioners.
NHS spending devolved in Greater Manchester. London / Manchester: BBC Manchester News / BBC Health News, April 1st 2016.