Five year plan to provide quality community care

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has outlined its five year strategy to ensure people have access to quality services tailored to meet their needs.

Pennine Care, which provides services to a population of 1.3 million people across Oldham, Bury, Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale, Tameside and Glossop, Stockport and Trafford, has developed the new strategy to shape the direction of the organisation and outline how the Trust will continue to provide quality care to local people, while handling financial challenges.

Chief Executive Michael McCourt explained: “We have updated the Trust’s strategy this year because things have changed so much within health and social care over the last two years and we have to ensure we have a clear focus and direction of travel for Pennine Care.

“Overall, the strategy is working towards the delivery of whole person, place-based care. This means we want all our patients, carers and families to receive care that meets all of their mental, physical and social needs, but that this is arranged according to the needs of each town we serve.

“The Strategic Plan was developed over the course of a year, building on numerous engagement sessions held with staff, and we would welcome any further feedback from patients, families, carers, our partners and the public.”

A summary of the Strategic Plan is available by clicking here.

Give your views

An important part of the plan is the “offer to the people”, a section which outlines how the Trust provides care to ensure it is a positive experience for patients. Patients, their carers and family members, or people living in communities who may access services at some stage in their lives, are asked to give their views on this section in particular.

An activity sheet has been created to help gather your feedback. It is available to download here and includes instructions on how to return it.

Alternatively, feedback can be emailed to with the subject ‘Strategic Plan’ or posted to Communications Dept, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, 225 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR