We’re all shaping local services – from the people who live and work in Greater Manchester, to the many local organisations involved in health and social care here.

Can you help us to capture the experiences of people with dementia?

We would appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete a short survey to support the development of a “lived experience barometer” for people living with dementia and/or caring for someone with dementia in Greater Manchester.

This ‘Lived Experience Barometer’ will measure in real time the experience of people living with dementia and those who care for them. Our aim is to create something that focusses not on the dementia, but the person and those around them. We want to capture everything that is positive and/or negative, for example friendships and achievements alongside thoughts, feelings and concerns. Through this platform we have a real opportunity to better understand and improve these experiences across Greater Manchester.

This survey is now closed.

We would like to talk to you about suicide

Suicide is a difficult subject. But, it is important to talk openly and directly about it.  We would appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete this survey about suicide.

Your responses will be treated confidentially and anonymously. We realise that suicide can be a difficult topic for many and there is no obligation to take part. If at any point during the survey, you feel you cannot continue, we will understand – you do not have to answer any questions that you do not want to.

It has been designed to test awareness of some suicide prevention activity which has launched across Greater Manchester and therefore how we can improve a campaign to prevent suicide.

If you feel you would like to speak with someone at any time, please contact Samaritans who are available 24 hours every day on 116 123.

The survey closes on Monday 16 September 2019.

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Let's talk about suicide so we can prevent it

We're developing a Greater Manchester suicide prevention campaign which we'll launch in April.

Before that though, we want to understand what the region thinks about suicide so we can develop a campaign that encourages people to talk about this sensitive subject.

To help shape the campaign we’ve developed a short survey which we’d like you to take part in.

The survey is open until Monday 11 March. All responses will be treated confidentially and anonymously.

We realise this is a difficult topic – so if  you don’t want to take part or at any point you don’t feel you can continue, we understand – you do not have to answer any questions that you don’t want to.

If you feel you would like to speak with someone at any time, please contact Samaritans 24 hours a day on 116 123 or by visiting their website.

The Big Alcohol Conversation

The Big Alcohol Conversation is a major new initiative exploring alcohol-related harm across the city region.

It’s your chance to share your view on the impact alcohol has on our communities and neighbourhoods as well as the ways you think the problems associated with alcohol should be tackled.

The conversation is running until the end of February 2019. For more information or to get involved visit www.thebigalcoholconversation.org

Views gathered during the Big Alcohol Conversation will contribute to Greater Manchester’s ‘Ambition for Alcohol’, a high-level plan of action for tackling alcohol-related harm across the city region due to published during 2019.

This survey is now closed

Greater Manchester Health and Care Engagement Framework

This Greater Manchester Health and Care Engagement Framework builds on years of partnership working in Greater Manchester, involving both fully established and more recently formed groups and networks following devolution in 2016.

It describes the health and care collective approach to engagement and consultation, not only to meet our statutory duties and responsibilities to involve, engage and consult public, patients and carers, but our commitment to do things differently to improve the health and wellbeing of our population.

It is aimed at Greater Manchester health and care colleagues involved in continual and statutory engagement and consultation, service and operational redesign.

Read the framework

History Makers

We launched our History Makers Consultation in February 2018, backed by Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. More than 7,500 people contributed their views on smoking, which kills 4,500 people in Greater Manchester every year.

The History Makers consultation results reveal:

·       78.1% want to extend smokefree outdoor spaces, with most ‘strongly’ agreeing (51.5% of smokers agree)

·       81.8% want smokefree hospital grounds and 79% want any building entrance and exit to be smokefree

·       83% agree that people who smoke should be supported to quit and warned about the dangers of smoking

·       80.7% agree that tobacco should be licensed (69% of smokers)

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A healthier Stockport

Following an independent consultation, the Together Stockport programme is finding new ways of improving care in the borough.

The programme brings together the 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).

The consultation involved more than 500 residents and a wide range of local organisations representing almost 40,000 people, who provided feedback on different aspects of health and social care.

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Healthy living

Our Taking Charge Together health survey asked the people of Greater Manchester some important questions.

Why aren’t we, as a region, living the healthier lifestyles we know we could? What’s stopping us? What can be done about it?

See results