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Infographic: Integrating Health and Social Care in Scotland and Greater Manchester


As part of Lifeline Project’s ongoing  analysis of Health and Social Care Devolution we have recently turned our sights north of the border into Scotland.

April 2016 was a big date for both Greater Manchester and Scotland with health and social care budgets devolved from the UK Government to the GMCA/NHS, and from the Scottish Parliament to Scottish Local Authorities/NHS. These new governance structures have the potential to fundamentally change the commissioning, delivery and form of health and social care services, and the health and wellbeing of their populations.

Integration is both a major opportunity, and a major challenge, and we believe that it is important to examine the similarities and differences between the two approaches. We also seek to look beyond health and social care to the full devolution agenda as it emerges in both Greater Manchester and Scotland.
Our initial analysis focuses on understanding the new health and social care structures, the strategies that have fed into the final plans, the financial landscapes, the desired outcomes and the potential risks/barriers in both areas.

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