Healthier Together Newsletter Friday 19th April 2013

Healthier-Together banner logo jpegHealthier Together is a review of health and care in Greater Manchester. It covers primary, community and hospital services and the impact on social care. It is led by the Service Transformation team and is accountable to Greater Manchester’s twelve Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

In this issue

  • Bolton Public Event
  • How To Get Involved – Focus Groups
  • How to Contact Us

Bolton Public Event

This month we started to revisit each locality providing updated information about the programme as well as introducing Healthier Together to those people who have recently joined the conversation.

Returning to Bolton last Tuesday meant this was our 13thpublic event, and attended by local residents, staff and union representatives who raised important questions about what the redesign of health and care services would mean to them. These were answered by the programme team and our clinical champions.

You can read full coverage from the Bolton News by clicking here.

We will keep you updated about future events over the coming weeks and will always publish information on our website at


How to Get Involved – Focus Groups

Earlier this month Dan Cassell joined the team as Transport & Access Project Manager and is tasked with improving patient access to and from health and care services across the boroughs.

Working closely with Transport for Greater Manchester who are currently redesigning transport information (e.g. posters, leaflets, fliers, general information), Dan is seeking volunteers to test these materials for us, with the potential to also test travel routes.

To ensure we get the messages right, we will be holding a series of focus groups with people who live or work in Greater Manchester.

We are looking for a number of people who can dedicate some time to review our materials, have a group discussion and provide us with honest feedback at a venue in your local area.

No dates have been scheduled yet but if you know anyone who might be interested in taking part or if you would like to get involved please contact the communications & engagement team on 0161 625 7459 to register your interest.


How to Contact Us

Following our recent move to Piccadilly Place we are still experiencing some technical problems with our email address. As we have been unable to access emails apologies if you have tried to contact us and have not yet had a response.

As we always want to hear from you, don’t forget there are other ways to get in touch. Contact the communications & engagement team by calling 0161 625 7459 or temporarily email our Partnership and Engagement Manager directly at or our Communications Project Manager at

We look forward to hearing from you!!

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