I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for participating in our recent Stockport Together consultation on the future shape of our Health and Social Care services.

We received over 500 responses in addition to a wide range of organisations representing almost 40,000 people in Stockport.

I’m also pleased to provide the independent analysis of all the feedback we received: 'Stockport Together Independent Consultation Analysis'

Both the NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and Stockport Council are currently in the process of preparing a response to the attached report which will be published week beginning 9th January 2018. This response will form a recommendation as to how we go forward with our plans based on your comments and the analysis attached.

Many thanks for all your support during this process. If you would like us to come along and present our findings we would be more than happy to do so. Let us know by contact Shirley Hamlett at shirley.hamlett@nhs.net.

We hope you find the report of interest and may we take this opportunity to wish you all the best for 2018.

Kind Regards

Tim Ryley

Programme Director

Stockport Together


Stockport Together is a major transformation programme across the health and social care partners in Stockport

Here in Stockport we’re proud that our borough is one of the healthiest places to live in the North West. We take pride in our achievements, including the fact that Stockport residents are living longer than ever before.

But we cannot – and should not – ignore our changing world, and whilst doing nothing is an option we could look at, we would be facing an ever worsening financial position. This would make it impossible to continue offering safe and efficient health and care services.

Stockport’s health inequality gaps continue to pose significant problems. For example, there are vast differences between life expectancy across the different areas within Stockport. So, depending on where you live, you may live up to 11 years longer, and a more healthy life, than someone in another area of Stockport.

And with an ageing population and a predicted rise in the number of people living here, we need to find ways of improving care within the budget that we are given. These changes will not reduce the amount of money we spend on health and social care in Stockport. Rather they will mean we can manage the increased demands within the resources we have.

So that’s what we’re doing. We are transforming the way health and social care is managed so the services you rely on are fit for purpose in the 21st century.

The Stockport Together programme combines the skills of five organisations: 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 Care (a federation representing all Stockport GPs)

Read the issues document
5 partner organsiations