Vanguard Statement

The Stockport Together partnership has been successful in its bid to be a Vanguard site.

The bid will mean that the partnership will now have the opportunity to work with NHS England and national partners to co-design and establish the transformation of health and social care in Stockport.

Stockport Together is a partnership including: NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, NHS Stockport Foundation Trust and NHS Pennine Care Foundation Trust. Leaders from these organisations have committed to make the partnership work a top priority and are working together to develop an overall strategic plan for the borough to integrate and transform health and social care services. Tailored strategies are being developed across four programme areas:

  • Prevention and Empowerment
  • Urgent Care
  • Proactive Care
  • Planned Care

Work will continue over the coming months on developing the design of the new models for service delivery. Communication, consultation and engagement exercises will be undertaken over the forthcoming months to ensure that all employees, stakeholders and the people of Stockport are advised of the changes being proposed and implemented.

Quote from Dr Ranjit Gill, CCG Chief Clinical Officer:

"Working together with our partners has been key to the success of this bid. We are committed to collaborating on a high quality system for health and social care that will provide the best outcomes for the people of Stockport."

Quote from Ann Barnes, Chief Executive of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust (which runs Stepping Hill Hospital and community health services in Stockport):

"We are delighted that Stockport has been chosen for the first wave of vanguard sites. This is an endorsement of Stockport's forward-thinking approach to transforming models of care for local people. We must do more to keep people out of hospital and treat them in or near their homes. Fundamental change could produce better care, better value for money and better health outcomes."

Quote from Michael McCourt, Chief Executive at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust:

"Ensuring parity of esteem for mental health is a top priority for Pennine Care and we are treated as an equal partner within the Stockport Together programme. It is fantastic that the borough has been selected as one of the first vanguard sites and testament to the collaborative working shown by all partner agencies."

Quote from Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive at Stockport Council:

"Stockport Council, as part of Stockport Together, welcomes the decision to become a national vanguard. We are looking forward to working with partners to build on the good work already underway, and to transform the health and social care provision to residents within the Borough."

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