Letters Manchester’s health and social care budget

Where Manchester leads on control of health and social care budget London should follow

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1572 (Published 24 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1572
  1. Ara Darzi, director1
  1. 1Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, St Mary’s Hospital, London W2 1NY, UK
  1. a.darzi{at}imperial.ac.uk

The plan to pass control of the entire health and social care budget of £6bn (€8.3bn; $8.7bn) a year to Greater Manchester local authority is bold, innovative, and exciting.1 It is a landmark on the NHS’s route towards a holistic integrated service that unites health and social care.

But what is good for Manchester is also …

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