Stockport Together Consultation Results
Healthwatch Stockport recently took part in the Stockport Together public consultation on the future shape of our health and social care services.
Stockport Together is a partnership of the five health and social care organisations that serve the borough. It has secured £19 million to reduce inequalities, improve access to GPs and other community services, increase access to community mental health services, improve care for vulnerable people, and reduce pressures on hospital services.
The consultation, which ran from 10th October to 30th November, sought public views on changing the way services are planned and organised in Stockport, plans to organise health, social care, and mental health services in teams that work in eight neighbourhoods, and ensuring hospital services are in place for those that need them while reducing pressures.
It received over 500 responses in addition to a wide range of organisations representing almost 40,000 people in Stockport.
We attended one of the discussions group meetings with Stockport Together and Healthwatch Stockport made a robust formal response to the consultation. Our individual members also responded online.
NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group and Stockport Council are currently in the process of preparing a response to the results report which will be published later this month. To read the full report click the link below!