Our expert joins the dots between the ancient kingdoms of yore and today's Northern Powerhouse.
The paradox of competition and integration other key challenges facing the re-appointed health secretary.
An unprecedented package of powers has been welcomed by Manchester authorities, while the public is left wondering.
The devolution of NHS budget to Manchester is part of a broader trend that allows central government enough control but without much of the responsibility for delivery or failure.
DevoManc will see £6 billion devolved to Greater Manchester for the NHS, and
The United Kingdom's second city will finally take control of its own health, but it's a risky venture.