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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Teddy Chester lecture: Jon Rouse, Chief Officer, GM Health and Social Care Partnership

Taking charge? Learning from health and social care devolution in Greater Manchester

Event Time
29 Nov 17:30 - 29 Nov 19:30
Event Location
Alliance Manchester Business School East
Event Type

Jon Rouse, appointed Chief Officer of GM Health and Social Care Partnership in March 2016, reflects on the progress made and challenges encountered since Greater Manchester signed a devolution deal with government in 2015.  Devolution gave local leaders the freedom to shape decisions on a combined £6 billion budget for the first time.  They set out to radically transform the health of Greater Manchester’s 2.8million people and build a clinically and financially sustainable model of health and social care.

Before taking up his current role, Jon Rouse, a graduate of the University of Manchester, was Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health from 2013 to 2016, and was previously Chief Executive of the London Borough of Croydon, having held similar roles at both the Housing Corporation and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. He has also held a wide range of non-executive positions with organisations including English Partnerships and Homelessness International and was a non-executive director on the Department of Health’s board until 2010.

There is no charge, but places at the lecture are limited and booking is strongly advised.

This annual lecture marks the contribution of Teddy Chester, who was the first professor of social administration at the University of Manchester. From his appointment in the early 1950s, to his retirement in the 1970s he was an influential pioneer in management development, using evidence and research with policy makers, and working with clinical leaders. He was involved in founding and leading the NHS Graduate Training Scheme, and in founding Manchester Business School.