Researching health and social care devolution: learning for Greater Manchester. Interim findings

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Since October 2015, researchers at the University of Manchester have been
examining Health and Social Care Devolution in Greater Manchester. We are
working closely with the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership
(GMHSCP) – the 37 NHS organisations and councils overseeing devolution and
taking charge of the £6bn health and social care budget in Greater Manchester
(GM). Our research seeks to understand the devolution process and its
development, to describe and analyse changing governance, accountability and
organisational forms, and to map and measure changes to services. This brief report
sets out our findings from the first year of research. It draws on our analysis of
relevant policy documents, observation of meetings (140 hours) and interviews with
20 senior staff members. The research is supported by the Health Foundation and
the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied
Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC) Greater Manchester.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Manchester
Commissioning bodyThe Health Foundation (The PPP Foundation) (former PPP Healthcare Medical Trust)
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2017


  • Devolution
  • health
  • social care


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