Stockport Together Public Consultation

Closed 4 Dec 2017

Opened 10 Oct 2017


Stockport Together is a partnership of the five health and care organisations that serve the people of Stockport: NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust (mental health services), Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust (Stepping Hill hospital and community health services) and Viaduct (a federation representing all Stockport GPs).

The partnership has secured an agreement with the Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership that provides a one-off additional £19 million pounds to invest in health and care services for the people of Stockport. The aims include: reducing inequalities; supporting people to live healthier lives; improving access to GPs and other integrated community health and social care services; increasing access to community mental health services; improving care for vulnerable people; and reducing the pressures on hospital services especially those at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust (Stepping Hill Hospital).

To access this additional money, health and social care commissioners have been working with local service providers in the partnership and other stakeholders, including the public, to develop proposals for changing the ways in which they spend local health budgets.

Those proposals are based on pilot work with patients across the borough, the expertise of our staff, clinical experience in other parts of the country, and national and international evidence. They are set out in four outline business cases that we published in June as the basis for wide-ranging discussions with patients, the public and our doctors, nurses, social workers and other staff.

As a consequence of these outline cases, we intend to move the focus of resources to identifying and addressing individuals social care, physical and mental health needs at home and in the community, before they become serious enough to need hospital treatment.

Throughout October and November 2017, NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group and Stockport Council (on behalf of the partnership) are undertaking a public consultation on the principle of formally adopting these proposals. Further information on our proposals can be found in a range of detail, [this will open in a new window]  Interested individuals and groups are encouraged to view this information before responding.

These particular proposals predominantly describe services for adults, however, the consultation is open to all parties and individuals interested in both the current and future delivery of these services.


Equality and Diversity

As Public Sector organisations, the Stockport Together partners have a responsibility under the Equality Act (2010) to:

         Eliminate discrimination

         Reduce inequalities

         And foster good relations between equality groups.

The purpose of this change programme is to improve health and care in the borough. However, we understand that the work we do has different impacts on different community groups.

While the general focus of Stockport Together is on older people and those with complex care needs, in making these changes we believe it is important to use this opportunity to reduce existing barriers to accessing our services, and improve health outcomes for all community groups.

To this end, an equality impact assessment has been undertaken on the Stockport Together programme and each of its work streams to understand the needs of protected groups [this will open in a new window]

The EIA sets out an action plan, outlining what we intend to do to improve equality in each area.




Why your views matter

Community engagement will be undertaken during October and November 2017. Feedback will help to build these assessments of local needs and strengthen our action plans. Progress on delivering improvements to equality will be monitored by work streams and reported regularly to our Stockport Together Programme Board as part of our regular programme management.

Please get involved and tell us your views on the proposal before the consultation closes on Thursday 30 November 2017. Responses will be independently reviewed and a report prepared and published to inform formal decisions to be made by the Governing Body of NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group and the Cabinet of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council in January 2018.

Further information and how to respond

We recommend that you visit [this will open in a new window]  before completing this questionnaire.  There we’ve published information about health and care services in Stockport, on the development of these proposals, and on their projected impact. If you would like this material in another format or any other information, please call 0161 426 5011 or email [this will open in a new window]

This questionnaire contains a mixture of closed and open questions in relation to various key aspects of the proposal. In addition, at the end of the survey, you will be able to provide any other comments or suggestions you might have.




What happens next

Responses will be independently reviewed by and a report prepared and published to inform formal decisions to be made by the Governing Body of NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group and the Cabinet off Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council in January 2018.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Healthy Communities
  • Borough Wide Services
  • Acute Specialist Interface
  • Core Neighbourhoods