A recent study has found that Tameside Residents are living longer.
New figures show that mortality rates for both men and women in the borough have decreased. The figures show that mortality amongst males in Tameside has undergone amarked improvement,decreasing to 1,327/100,000 in 2014. This is a 83.5/100,00 decrease from 2013 (or 8%) and has closed the gap on the
Greater Manchester figure of 1,283.5/100,000.
Mortality in females across Tameside has seen a better improvement than the males, reducing by 102.4/100,000 to
995.7/100,000 in 2014 (14%). This has closed the gap to the Greater Manchester figure of 954.8.
Premature mortality rates for both men and women in the borough have also improved with the figure for women at 326.9/100,000,this is better than the Greater Manchester average of 332.3/100,000 for the first time since 2011.
Although this is good news there is significantly more work to be done to ensure the reduction in mortality continues year on year; with the ultimate goal being that Tameside residents have the same outcomes and life expectancy as the rest of England.
The groundbreaking health and social care devolution plans give Greater Manchester councils and local NHS services much more control of the regions 6 billion health and social care budget. As part of this, the Taking Charge
Together programme is giving people across the area an opportunity to get involved
in future of health and social care plans.
Residents are being encouraged to share what helps and hinders them from taking greater responsibility for their own health and wellbeing. People can get involved in the consultation at www.takingchargetogether.org.uk