Jon Rouse, Chief Officer of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, will be leaving in the early part of the new year, to take up a new role as City Director and Head of Paid Service at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, subject to ratification at a full council meeting on Thursday (November 14).

Partnership Chair Lord Peter Smith said: “Jon joined us as Chief Officer in summer 2016 and has worked tirelessly to help Greater Manchester deliver its shared health and social care vision. Our collective achievements for our population over the last three years have been significant, from real gains in health – with the lowest ever rate of smoking and highest ever level of physical activity – to improvements in early cancer diagnosis and survival rates, school readiness, maternal safety, social care quality, primary care access and mental health services, among many others.

“Jon leaves us ready to respond not only to the challenges of the NHS Long Term Plan, but also with a clear direction for the next five years of health and care devolution and a commitment to continue to build our shared leadership model through our unique approach to public service integration and population health creation.

“We wish him all the very best in his new role.”

Jon said: “It has been a privilege to spend the last few years helping build our unique devolved model for improving population health. I am very proud of the progress made, the results achieved, and the strength of partnership established. I have every confidence that the Partnership will go from strength to strength and will take much learning into my new role.

“I am absolutely delighted to have been offered this opportunity to serve the people of Stoke-on-Trent. It is a city of deep heritage, great enterprise and community pride. I look forward to becoming part of the Stoke-on-Trent team, supporting the Council to achieve its ambitions for the city and working in close partnership with colleagues across public, private and voluntary sectors.”

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