Transformation plans

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and our partner organisations, with the support of commissioners, have implemented new systems and supporting infrastructure which have resulted in significant improvements for service users and their families.

There is still a lot to do and the Transformation Programme is ongoing but already we have seen

  1. 26% increase in the number of people receiving help from our IAP service, with overall reduction of waiting times by 13% with recovery rates improving by 24%. This means more people being seen sooner, with better outcomes.
  2. The opening of a purpose built Section 136 suite at North Manchester General Hospital, which gives a dedicated space for people detained by the police under the Mental Health Act. In the first week of
    operation, there were six admissions to the unit, who received timely and specialist assessments.
  3. An Enhanced Community Model being put in place which will make community services more accessible and simpler to navigate for those who use them.
  4. Increased clinical capacity, through the recruitment of additional staff, to provide more timely assessments and interventions, in our hospital liaison services. This has improved the service for people attending A&E or being treated in an acute hospital bed across the three Manchester acute hospitals, at a time of increased demand.
  5. Increased numbers of local in-patient mental health beds to match demand for Manchester residents so that people can be treated closer to home and families can support them more readily. This means that less people are going for treatment in other parts of the country and in Maryfield and Priory Contract.
  6. Over 70 different projects being supported by the Manchester Wellbeing Fund and for each of these an average of 20 people will
    benefit. Service users and community representatives share the decision making around which schemes to fund in order to make real improvements to people’s wellbeing in each of the Manchester neighbourhoods.
  7. Transformation Working Groups (TWGs) have been driving forward the transformation programme assuring service users and their views are at the centre of our plans. More detail about all aspects of the Transformation Programme are contained in this booklet and it is also really important to note that service users and carers have been supportive and positively influenced the process as members of the different working groups and through regular meetings with the Trust’s senior staff.