The Greater Manchester region is home to 2.822 million people across 10 local authorities. According to the 2019 Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD), Greater Manchester ranks 6 of out of 326 local authorities in England.  

The locality of Greater Manchester is most deprived with the area of Trafford the least deprived.  

Our population is very diverse with 14.1% of patients over the age of 65, 4% of patients state their sexual orientation as being either Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Other and 4.5% of the population are from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups. *

Our networks are fully committed to improve the overall health of our diverse population by designing a system that:

  • Meets the need for early diagnostics, 
  • Reduces patient wait times, 
  • Advances equality, diversity, and inclusion, and 
  • Provides better access to diagnostic services for the most deprived areas of Greater Manchester 

*GP patient survey for England