latest health care news

24.11.17

Wigan health bosses say they can close £98m gap over four years

Officials within Wigan CCG believe they can close their £98m funding gap in the next four years after working with the local council and Greater Manchester CA.

Solving the problems hinges on getting fewer people in hospitals and more to seek treatment in GP surgeries or in community care.

In addition, more than £36m has been given to Wigan by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Fund to be used across health and care services.

The council believes another £36m can be saved if it can encourage residents to take preventative measures towards illness rather than needing treatment.

There is a further £27m agreed between the council and a variety of community programmes and local groups.

In a joint statement to Wigan Today, Wigan Council and Wigan CCG said: “We need to ensure that health and social care services within the borough are financially sustainable so we can continue to deliver the services people need in to the future.

“To do this, we have cost improvement plans and transformation plans which identify where savings can be made. These plans are reviewed annually to make sure that they continue to reflect the care needs of the people of the borough.

“To help us close the financial gap, we are being supported by external investment from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership through their Transformation Fund.”

The providers say they will use investment to deliver a new integrated out-of-hospital care model with more services in local communities centred around GP practices.

Have you got a story to tell? Would you like to become an NHE columnist? If so, click here

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

national health executive tv

more videos >

featured articles

View all News

last word

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad: ‘We all have a role to play in getting innovations quicker’

Haseeb Ahmad, president of the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), sits down with National Health Executive as part of our Last Word Q&A series. Would you talk us throu more > more last word articles >

health service focus

View all News

comment

NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

23/09/2019NHS England dementia director prescribes rugby for mental health and dementia patients

Reason to celebrate as NHS says watching rugby can be good for your mental ... more >
Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >

interviews

Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

24/10/2019Matt Hancock says GP recruitment is on the rise to support ‘bedrock of the NHS’

Today, speaking at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) annual... more >

the scalpel's daily blog

Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

26/05/2020Pre-diabetes: a hidden healthcare problem

Dr Russell Muirhead, Clinical Director of Living Well, Taking Control A third of adults in England have pre-diabetes, according to research published in The BMJ. The study ... more >
read more blog posts from 'the scalpel' >

editor's comment

25/09/2017A hotbed of innovation

This edition of NHE comes hot on the heels of this year’s NHS Expo which, once again, proved to be a huge success at Manchester Central. A number of announcements were made during the event, with the health secretary naming the second wave of NHS digital pioneers, or ‘fast followers’, which follow the initial global digital exemplars who were revealed at the same show 12 months earlier.  Jeremy Hunt also stated that by the end of 2018 – the 70th birthday... read more >