The 10 local Healthwatch in Greater Manchester have worked together for a long time.
In 2014 we produced a joint piece of engagement on Patient Transport Services (See Report) and in 2016 worked with VCSE groups on a piece of work about healthy lifestyles for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership (See Report).
In 2016 we signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing us to working together to ensure all people in Greater Manchester can influence service provision. (See below)
In 2017, thanks to an investment from the Transformation Fund, we appointed a Healthwatch Liaison Officer to the Health and Social Care partnership. Since then we have managed to field Healthwatch Representatives to a great variety of events and decision making bodies, have worked together on some joint commissions and have held a Healthwatch In GM conference.