Manchester City Council

Decision details

Decision details

Manchester Locality Plan - Update - Single Hospital Service (NMGH) and MHCC Phase 2

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Board received a report from the Director of Planning and Operational Services,

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning which provided progress on the

Locality Plan: Our Healthier Manchester, with a focus on the following areas:

Single Hospital Service (SHS) an update on the benefits realised postmerger

and the planned acquisition of North Manchester General Hospital; Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) an update on Phase 2, the further development of MHCC as a strategic commissioning organisation and the phased transfer of operational commissioning responsibilities to the LCO.


Ed Dyson introduced the report and verbal updates were provided by Matt Makin

(Medical Director NMGH) and Peter Blythin (Director SHS Programme Manchester

University Foundation Trust).


The Chair invited comments from Board members.


A member commented that there was frustration at the pace of change, however

during this time there was a focus on ensuring that patient safety continues to be

protected. An inspection by the CQC was anticipated and the organisation was

confident and prepared for this test.


A member asked if the expected deadline for the transfer of NMGH to MFT set for

April 2020 would be achieved.


It was reported that the April deadline was the ambition however, the NHS I still has

two complex transactions to resolve and this may potentially jeopardise the deadline.

The Chair referred to the changes in MFT and taking account of the future with

NMGH and asked if this was included in the thinking in the progress being made

around Theme 3.


It was reported that Theme 3 was included within the process and discussions within

the Transaction Overview Group. Also the decisions on Theme 3 will be carried at a

GM Commissioner level and would include planning of scenarios relating to the

future of the NMGH site.


The Chair commented that the merger of hospitals can present problems however,

the work being done at NMGH was working and producing the health benefits

expected. Officers were congratulated on the progress being made. Officers were

also asked to include information about changes in senior management and board

level in the MHCC and MLCO report to a future meeting of the Health and Wellbeing



Councillor Craig suggested that the next joint MLCO/MHCC report submitted to the

Board will demonstrate the connection and ambition of the two organisations.




1. To note the report submitted, including the progress made toward completing the Single Hospital System (SHS) and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) Phase 2 transformation programmes.


2. To note the comments received.


3. To request that the next report of the MLCO MHCC to the Health and

Wellbeing Board be presented as a joint report and include information

about changes in senior management and board level in the MHCC

and MLCO.

Publication date: 10/07/2019

Date of decision: 05/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Health and Wellbeing Board

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