In response to the NHS England and Department of Health commissioned report ‘Future In Mind’, which focusses on promoting, protecting and improving mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, a Bury plan of action for the next 5 years has been developed.

The plan has been put together with the help of local children, young people and their families, to transform these services in Bury. The plan was refreshed in March 2018. Please note that the version published currently has not yet been formally ratified by the Local Authority Children’s Trust and Health and Wellbeing Board and as such, is subject to change.

In recognition that some aspects of service planning and delivery will only support improved outcomes when commissioned and delivered more at scale, Bury continues to work with colleagues across Greater Manchester to develop a Greater Manchester level transformation plan.

Local Transformation Plans (LTP) should be viewed as ‘living’ documents, which need to be refreshed annually and delivered through action plans for the five year life span of the programme (2015/16 to 2020/21).

In order to provide greater synergy with devolved health and social care planning across Greater Manchester, all 10 CCGs have agreed to publish a refreshed Children and Young People’s LTP in March 2018.

The refresh of the LTP is seen by NHS England as the evidence that progress is being made, that the funding is being spent as intended and will provide evidence on how local services are being transformed. At the same time, LTPs should be seen as part of the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).

The CCG is committed to the ongoing transformation of children and young persons’ mental health services and we are committed to improve access to quality services for children and young people and those who care for them.

We will work with Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, Greater Manchester’s ten Local Authorities and the other nine CCGs to commission and deliver services where populations and needs require a wider implementation than at a single CCG locality area.