Contingency Planning Team (CPT) Report Press Release
17 September 2015

NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust welcome the publication of the Contingency Planning Team (CPT) report from Monitor, the sector regulator for health services in England, outlining options for the future of health and social care in Tameside and Glossop.

Monitor's report builds on the exciting work which has been going on locally to develop better health and care services for local people and gives us a mandate to take forward nationally significant plans. These plans put Tameside and Glossop at the forefront of a new era in health and social care as we will be the first area in the country to deliver health and social care services via an Integrated Care Organisation (ICO). This will be an organisation designed to deliver integrated health and social care enabling the provision of seamless health and social care services for the people of Tameside and Glossop.

This new way of working will place a greater emphasis on prevention rather than cure and keeping people as healthy and independent as possible. It will also mean that when people do need hospital treatment or to receive care services, these are provided safely, promptly and efficiently. As they work together in one organisation, health and care staff will have the ability to share information to reduce duplication and work around the individual's needs in an effective way.

Chris Mellor the Independent Chair of the Care Together Programme in Tameside and Glossop said: "I welcome the publication of this report. Partners locally can now work hard to implement our plans to improve Health and Social Care services for people in Tameside and Glossop.

"I look forward to establishing the first truly Integrated Care Organisation in the Country. The news that the Hospital Trust has been taken out of special measures is also great news for local people and gives us an excellent platform to move forward.”

Health and social care services will be provided through five local community care teams (LCCTs). These will support residents in choosing healthy lifestyles, encouraging them to take more control and responsibility for their own health. They will also enable care to be given in the community, and where possible in resident’s homes and people will get a named staff member to co-ordinate their support.

These plans, alongside the Greater Manchester wide Healthier Together programme and Manchester Devolution, will ensure that local people have access to some of the best health and social care services available.

For more information on the Monitor CPT report, please contact;

Kirk.millis-ward@monitor.gov.uk