North West Devolution Network

Helping to shape and influence devolution, integration and sustainability and transformation networks (STPs)

The North West Devolution Network aims to help shape and influence devolution, integration and sustainability and transformation plans (STPs). Using members nursing knowledge, skills and experience, the network seeks to make a real difference to patients and their communities.

Devolution is here 

Local Councils and the NHS now have far greater control over Greater Manchester's £6bn health and social care budget.  Local authorities and the NHS are working closely to integrate health and social care services.  

As part of the RCN's work to highlight some of the important issues and challenges ahead, we held a highly successful conference, entitled 'Evolution, Devolution, Revolution' during May 2016 which brought together members from across the region to find out more about devolution and discuss its impact on nursing, nurses and patient care. As a result of the conference, the devolution network was established to help influence and shape the future.

Future meeting dates

  • 16 November 2016
  • 12 January 2017
  • 10 March 2017
  • 22 June 2017
  • 15 September 2017

All meetings are held from 2pm to 4pm in the RCN North West regional office, Chesham House, St Georges Square, Bolton, BL1 2HB

What we do The network works closely with the RCN regional staff to use their individual and collective nursing knowledge and skills to influence integration and locality plans and develop relationships with local Councils and CCGs in order to protect and improve patient care. Specifically, the network aims to identify the challenges arising from devolution and the new 'landscape', its impact on service delivery, patient care, nursing and nurses as they emerge; Work collaboratively across all localities to generate potential solutions to try to overcome these challenges; and identify the support and resources required to support local activists and members to engage and influence.

Get involved Find out more and get involved. Come along to our next meeting. The network meets bi-monthly in Bolton. Please contact Janine Dyson, RCN England Devolution and Integration Lead in the Regional Office Bolton, email

June 2017 - The network met on Thursday 22 June 2017 where a representative from Healthwatch presented to the group. Please see the below documents for further information.

Greater Manchester Healthwatch contacts
Engaging the public in health system change

Page last updated - 03/08/2019