GM winter update – week four and five


This is the fourth and fifth weekly winter briefing produced by NHS Greater Manchester to update stakeholders on how services are performing and how we work together to manage demand and provide care and support to the public.

Each week, the primary care data is updated along with the statement from Mark Fisher, chief executive of NHS Greater Manchester. These editions were issued over the festive period.

Issue four was shared on Thursday, 21 December 2023 and includes information about mental health support.

Issue five was shared on Thursday, 28 December 2023 and includes information about industrial action being taken by junior doctors between Wednesday, 3 January 2024 and Tuesday, 9 January 2024.

Each issue also includes an update on pressures experienced by primary care.

Providers across all primary care disciplines are encouraged to submit a weekly sit rep, noting areas of pressure. This is also known as a ‘pulse check’.

Work is underway to encourage more practices to use the pulse check so that support can be provided where appropriate.

Providers can access support by visiting the primary care sitrep support page on the GMPCB website.