Ian Williamson is the chief officer of Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution
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Northern Ireland health: 'Follow our example' says man leading reform in Greater Manchester

The man overseeing the transformation of health and social care in Greater Manchester has said politicians in Northern Ireland should put their differences aside to achieve similar change.

Last month, Northern Ireland Health Minister Simon Hamilton urged politicians to reach consensus in order for NI to achieve a world class health system.

Ian Williamson said the Greater Manchester deal was brokered once politicians put health first.

BBC News NI Health Correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly reports.

  • 08 Feb 2016