On 23 September 2015 the three Care Together partner organisations (NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council) agreed a set of principles to deliver significant improvements in health and care for the people of Tameside and Glossop.
These improvements will be brought about by bringing together GPs, social care providers, hospital clinicians, and the community and voluntary sectors to deliver better connected services for people. By improving the way that these different services work together the partners believe that we will increase the quality of clinical care, we will empower patients, and we will improve people's experiences of care.
The scale of the partners ambition is set out in the Locality Plan. One of the agreed principles was the establishment of a Single Commissioning function comprised of the commissioning functions from NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (the local authority). By commissioning we are talking about the process of identifying those services needed by our public and patients, translating these needs into service specifications, and negotiating the contracts with provider organisations.
The CCG and local authority firmly believe that by joining up our commissioning we will deliver services which are more joined up as well as delivering better value for public money. It has been agreed by both the CCG and the local authority that the Single Commissioning Board is the place where the vast majority of health and social care commissioning decisions are made. The meetings of the Single Commissioning Board are held in public.
The reports for the meetings will be published on this page one week ahead of the meeting.
The dates of the meetings and links to the meeting papers are listed below: