A top NHS boss has been to a borough care home to see the great work it does on a daily basis.

NHS England CEO Amanda Pritchard,  has visited Healthlands Village care home in Prestwich, run by and part of the Federation of Jewish Services, to discover why it is such an integral part of the community.

After a tour of the synagogue, she met the residents of the care home before meeting with the Bury NHS Integrated Neighbourhood Team and The Fed Community Services, the leading social care charity for the Greater Manchester Jewish community.

Heathlands Village is an example of how different professionals based in the same location take a joint approach in planning care for individuals.

This includes residential and nursing care, supporting their religious needs, providing a safe place to play and learn for children with special needs, and social work.

Ms Pritchard also visited two more Greater Manchester medical practices, which are leading examples of what can be done to ensure everyone gets the clinical help they need, such as those facing homelessness.

She spoke with staff at Ancoats Urban Village Medical Practice and New Islington Medical Practice, about various initiatives and services they offer, as well as the unique challenges they face.

Ms Pritchard said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to meet so many people who are making such a positive impact for the people of Greater Manchester.

“The services I’ve seen are great examples of the NHS working hand in glove with local authorities as well as voluntary and community groups to design and deliver seamless services which genuinely meet the needs of the populations they serve, and help them to live healthier and more independent lives.”

Mark Fisher, chief executive of NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care, added: “It has been an honour to welcome Amanda to Greater Manchester today, and to have the opportunity to showcase just some of the incredible things people and organisations across the region are doing.

“At NHS Greater Manchester we don’t believe in standing still and are always looking for ways to improve the lives and experiences of the people in our communities.”