In co‐production with Macc and Manchester Local Involvement Network, the event was an opportunity for people to:
• Find out more information about the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups and their visions and plans
• Find out how as individuals or community groups/organisations they can engage with the Clinical Commissioning Groups and their Patient and Public Advisory Groups
• Find out more about the Voluntary and Community Sector services in Manchester, how they are ready for the challenge of clinical commissioning and development work taking place
• Find out how Manchester City Council is developing HealthWatch Manchester
• Find out how they can respond to the HealthWatch Manchester consultation and get involved
The event enabled the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups to engage with a range of voluntary and community sector groups and individuals.
Evelyn Asante‐Mensah, current Chair of NHS Manchester and a non‐executive Director on the board of NHS Greater Manchester chaired the event.
Presentations were given by:
• Dr Bill Tamkin Chair South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group
• Dr Mike Eeckelaers Chair Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group
• Dr Martin Whiting Chair North Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group
• John Butler Development Worker, Macc (Manchester Alliance for Community Care)
• Nathan Atkinson Head of Supplier Management, Manchester City Council
A question and answer session took place following the presentations.
Each of the Clinical Commissioning Chairs explained why they were involved in this new way forward for the NHS and the impact their group would have for local people in Manchester.
John Butler, Macc presented the key facts and information about the Voluntary and Community Sector services in Manchester and what they can offer the new health and social care structures moving forward.
Nathan Atkinson, Manchester City Council presented key facts and information on the development of HealthWatch Manchester.
Recognising that not everyone would be able to attend the event, the Communications and Engagement team from NHS Manchester on behalf of the Clinical Commissioning Groups recorded it all on video.
The video will be uploaded along with this report and presentations to: www.manchester.nhs.uk/talkinghealth/default.aspx
The event report can be found attached, however if you would like paper copies of this report and the presentations, contact 0161 765 4168, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have comments about the Voluntary and Community Sector involvement with the three Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and what as a sector are the next steps, email Mary Duncan at: email@example.com