Vol. 10 No. 1 (2017): Integrating Healthcare

Without Funding Devolution will Fail

Kailash Chand MRCGP OBE
Tameside & Glossop Primary Care Trust

Published 2020-05-01


  • DevoManc,
  • Devolution,
  • NHS,
  • Funding

How to Cite

Chand, K. . (2020). Without Funding Devolution will Fail. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 10(1), 10. https://doi.org/10.38192/10.1.3


We are in uncertain times for the future of our NHS.

In a surprise deal on 2nd November 2014, George Osborne, a Conservative Secretary of State for Finance, and Sir Howard Bernstein, the then CEO of Labor-controlled City of Manchester, signed an unprecedented derogation of power from Whitehall to Greater Manchester. Thus, Greater Manchester became the first English region to be handed full control of its £6bn health budget. Devolution Greater Manchester, or DevoManc as it is commonly dubbed, holds out the promise of meaningful and deep integration within the health service, and between health and social care.