Dr. Carolyn Wilkins OBE
Chief Executive Oldham Council and Accountable Officer NHS Oldham CCG
“We’re working together to make sure that Oldham is a place where people, families and communities thrive. A thriving Oldham means one where people are living healthy lives with the support to stay well and active for as long as possible.
“It means all of us doing our bit to look after our own health and it means making sure that the way we work is focused on promoting mental and physical wellbeing and, when it’s needed, that support and care is available and is as connected with home and community as is possible. That’s why we’re strengthening all our relationships with health and care services here in Oldham.
“We can make the greatest difference by working together and we all have a part to play and this is what we’re deliver through Oldham Cares. We’re keen to hear your views on how we can do our bit for a healthy Oldham. The Big Conversation is now open so please take a few mins to do your bit and fill in the survey and help everyone in Oldham to find and keep their health for longer.”
Dr. John Patterson
Chief Clinical Officer (CCG Deputy Accountable Officer)
“We’re changing the way health and social care works for people in Oldham.
“This means that instead of working in isolation from one another as NHS, council and partner organisations, we are starting to break down the barriers that have stopped us joining up our services in the past and working in a new way, so that we can make things better for everyone in Oldham.
“As we embark on the Oldham Cares journey, we want to know how you feel about the health and social care you receive at the moment, and what expectations you have from us when it comes to improving things for you, and the people you care about, in the future.
“We really want to hear from you, so join the Big Conversation. In fact don’t just join it, share it, like it, be an active part of it, because it’s your chance to help us to help everyone living in Oldham to find and keep their health for longer.”
“Thanks to devolution, Greater Manchester has taken control of a combined health and social care budget, and here in Oldham we’ve been given £21.4m of this funding to help us change the way our health and social care services help Oldham’s population.
“It’s an exciting new way of doing things, and by working co-operatively as one system under the Oldham Cares banner, we will be able to deliver high quality, joined up health and care for everyone who lives here, now and in the future.
“You can have your say on the changes, and what improvements you’d like to see for you and your family in the future, by joining the Big Conversation. We’d love to hear from you, and from the people in your families, networks and communities, so that we can help everyone living in Oldham find and keep their health for longer.”