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How does this relate to the Hackney devolution pilot?

A London devolution deal for health and social care was agreed in November 2017.

Devolution is when powers are devolved (or given) from central government to the local level. It is expected that the London devolution deal will enable Hackney to:

  • make the best use its local estates (buildings and properties)
  • improve the focus on prevention and early intervention
  • potentially support place-based commissioning of health and social care services. 

Hackney is one of five health and social care devolution pilots in London. The integrated commissioning partners (with City of London Corporation as an observer) came together as the Hackney devolution pilot in 2015. The focus in Hackney was integrating health and social care to better meet residents’ needs. These goals carry on with the integrated commissioning programme.

Greater Manchester has had extra powers devolved to it from central government and now controls all the area’s health and social care. Read more about devolution in Manchester here.

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