About Us

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The Trust is a statutory public body, which became an NHS Foundation Trust (public benefit corporation under Section 35 of the National Health Service Act) on 1 February 2008. It is part of the National Health Service, registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Trust’s overall performance has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’.

The Trust is one of the largest specialist mental health providers in the country, providing inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and addiction services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond. We also provide Health and Justice Services in a number of custodial settings. We employ over 6,400 members of staff and deliver services from 109 locations with an annual income of £443million. In a 12-month period we expect to meet the needs of around 65,000 service users.
 

Our Vision and Values

The Trust’s five-year Strategy 2019 - 2024 (‘Delivering Excellent Care and Supporting Wellbeing’) sets out the Trust’s strategic vision - ‘Working Together to Improve Lives and Support Optimistic Futures’ - and future direction of travel. It guides how the Trust leads and enhances services in collaboration with users, carers, staff and partners. The Strategy is aligned with the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP), Greater Manchester Health and Wellbeing Strategy, commissioner strategies and locality plans and responds to the significant and often above average mental health needs of our local populations.  

The Trust completes an annual planning process, to support the organisation’s clinical, financial and operational sustainability and support delivery of the Trust’s vision and strategic objectives.

To deliver the vision the Trust is focused on achieving five key strategic objectives, as shown in the following strategy ‘Plan on a Page’ the aims are:

1.    Best care, every day
      Work with service users and carers to achieve their goals by delivering high quality care.

2.    Compassionate, supported, motivated staff
      Create an outstanding place to work, ensuring staff feel valued and are supported to reach their potential.

3.    Best outcomes
      Continuously improve services for users through Research, Innovation and Digital Technology.

4.    Individualised, seamless services
       Work in partnership with others to improve wellbeing and challenge stigma.

5.    Sustainable services, adding value
       Be a sustainable, well-led organisation that delivers social value.

The Trust also has five core values that underpin how staff and volunteers work together to care for the Trust’s service users and deliver the vision that were co-produced with our workforce. These are:

•    We are caring and compassionate;
•    We inspire hope;
•    We are open and honest;
•    We work together; and 
•    We value and respect.

Council of Governors

Our Council of Governors has 30 Governors, with elected governors representing Public Constituencies across the 5 areas within the Trust Footprint, a Service User / Carer Constituency and Staff. There are also 6 Governors appointed by the Trust’s partners.

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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors sets the overall strategic direction for the Trust and is collectively responsible for monitoring all aspects of performance, providing financial stewardship and ensuring the provision of high quality, safe and effective services. The Executive Directors manage the day to day operational running of the organisation, whilst the Non-Executive Directors are focused on challenging the Executive Team on management and strategy. The Non-Executive Directors do not hold any managerial responsibility, but are accountable with the Executive Directors for the Trust’s performance. The contribution of Non-Executive Directors, and their relationships with Executive Directors and governors, is facilitated by the Chair.

All of our Non-Executive Directors are considered to be independent, as they have not been employed previously by the Trust and do not have any financial or other business interest in the organisation.  Pauleen Lane is our Senior Independent Director.

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Points of Pride

The last two years have been the most challenging in the history of the NHS and we must not underestimate the significant effort that has taken place to respond at pace to the requirements of the pandemic. As the pandemic has progressed, we have seen a rise in the level of mental health needs and acuity and an increasing demand for services and mental health support. Our staff, across all services, both clinical and corporate, have worked tirelessly during the changing demands of the pandemic to adjust, expand and flex the delivery of services to meet the needs of our service users to ensure the least disruption to their care.

 

We have much to be proud of as an organisation. Read more about our points of pride.

Lead Provider Collaborative

The Trust, as Lead Provider for the Adult Secure Provider Collaborative which became operational from October 2021, is working with partners to ensure that people requiring Adult Secure Services experience high quality, specialist care as close to home as appropriately possible, connected to local teams and support networks.

In its role as Lead Provider, GMMH is financially and clinically responsible for the patient population. Management of the budget and pathways aims to increase opportunity to make savings and reinvest in community and step-down services to improve the whole pathway, including the quality of provision for the patient population, whilst reducing reliance on the most specialised services.

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Local Integrated Care Systems (ICSs)

We are an active partner within our local Integrated Care Systems, which are at varying stages of development. Salford ICO (Integrated Care Organisation) and Manchester LCO (Local Care Organisation) are the most advanced, with GMMH operating as a subcontractor to Salford Royal in Salford and agreement reached that a similar arrangement will be established in Manchester in Year 3 of the LCO (2020/21). Trafford’s Local Care Alliance (LCA) and Bolton’s Integrated Care Partnership are emerging and GMMH has executive-level seats on meetings established to take these developments forward. In all areas, the Trust’s approach is focused on building effective relationships, which will enable the delivery of joined up, higher quality care for local communities.

Find out more about the NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership

Key Priorities in 2022/23

Work with service users and carers to deliver their goals by delivering high quality care.

  • Continue to develop and deliver the Trust’s Best Care, Every Day Programme and Patient Safety Programme.
  • Continue to respond to, and learn from, the Covid-19 response, and develop and deliver Recovery Plans, including reducing long waits for services, physical health checks and post-covid services.
  • Development of the Trust’s Together Strategy for Service Users and Carers
  • Implement Year 3 of the Trust’s Quality Improvement Strategy, including supporting the key transformation programmes.
  • Support the development of Care Groups to enhance local leadership and quality improvement of services for people with mental health and addictions needs

 

Create an outstanding place to work, ensuring staff feel valued and are supported to reach their potential.

  • Implement the GMMH People Plan
  • Develop approaches to address key workforce challenges.

 

Continuously improve services for users through Research, Innovation and Digital Technology

  • Advancing Equalities – finalise and implement the Trust Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy priorities
  • Drive forward outcomes using national Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programmes for Children and Young People, rehabilitation, acute adults of working age and older adults and all adults in crisis and improve recording.
  • Implement Year 2 of the Research and Innovation Strategy,
  • Implement the Digital Strategy for 2022/23
  • Work as system partners to implement the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System approach across localities, providers and Greater Manchester.
  • Expand NHS-led Provider Collaboratives for specialised mental health services,
  • Refresh GMMH’s Housing Strategy, evaluating current discharge schemes and working with partners to find innovation solutions to meet needs for people with complex issues.
  • Review arrangements to support people with a Serious Mental Illness into employment, exploring options for the trust that could also be developed into an approach for the public sector in Greater Manchester
  • Continue to build strong local relationships including Primary Care Networks and VCSE partners.
  • Work with Health and Justice partners to mobilise new contract awards and prepare for forthcoming tender of services.

 

Be a sustainable, well-led organisation that adds social value

  • Transition to the new national financial framework, delivering a balanced financial position.
  • Deliver Year 1 of GMMH’s Estates Strategy and continue to progress implementation of the Park House Full Business Case.
  • Develop and implement the Trust’s adding value programme, improving services, reducing waste and increasing our levels of productivity including benchmarking approaches.
  • Develop GMMH’s Social Value Strategy, building on the trust’s Levelling Up report analysis and work already in progress including

 

As a patient

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