Public service leaders in Greater Manchester pull together to support good health
10 October 2018
- Andy Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester, delivers a keynote address at the NHS Providers annual conference.
- He sets out Greater Manchester’s vision of a 21st century NHS as part of a new model of public service within the city-region.
- The Greater Manchester reforms have been described as ‘equally as bold as the creation of the NHS’.
- Within the reforms nursing students in Greater Manchester to be guaranteed jobs after graduating.
- Greater Manchester will be the first place in the country to publish waiting times data for children and young people’s mental health services.
Responding to the speech by Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham at the NHS Providers annual conference and exhibition, the chief executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, said:
“It is great to see the way that public service leaders in Greater Manchester are pulling together to support good health in their communities.
“The vision set out today by Andy Burnham at our national conference and exhibition amounts to a ground-breaking commitment to integrating services, with a focus on prevention.
The guaranteed employment scheme for student nurses addresses a key workforce challenge affecting many parts of the country.
“We particularly welcome the emphasis on developing and improving children’s mental health services, including the decision to start collating and publishing waiting times data.
“The guaranteed employment scheme for student nurses addresses a key workforce challenge affecting many parts of the country.
“These steps show real leadership. We, along with many others, will follow their progress with keen interest.”