A public meeting will take place in early March for patients and the public to find out more about the proposed future model for urgent care in Bury.

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has listened to feedback from local people about the importance they place on retaining access to walk-in services in the town. Considering this valued feedback alongside new national guidance and the Greater Manchester approach for out of hospital primary care, local people are being asked for their views on a revised proposal for Bury through a six week consultation which started last month.

Through the consultation the CCG aims to capture the views and feedback from local people, stakeholders and health care professionals alike.

People are invited to come along to a public meeting to find out more about the proposals and ask questions, in advance of a decision being made.

The public meeting will take place as follows:

  • Date: Wednesday 7th March 2018
  • Time: 7pm
  • Venue: The Minden Suite of the Fusilier Museum, Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DF

To help with room planning and beverages, anyone wanting to attend is kindly asked to confirm by email to: buccg.communications@nhs.net or by telephone: 0161 762 3106.

The revised proposal for urgent care includes two main elements:

1: As mandated in national guidance, plans to develop an Urgent Treatment Centre based at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, running alongside the A&E department.

2: Plans to develop the two current nurse led Walk-in Centre services (based in Bury and Prestwich), along with the three current GP evening and weekend appointment services (based in Bury, Prestwich and Radcliffe) to become Integrated Health and Social Care Hubs.  It is proposed that the (initially) three Integrated Health and Social Care Hubs will operate from the two current nurse led Walk-in Centre sites, with the addition of the Radcliffe site, to offer a range of services including GP led (including nurse) walk-in services.

Stuart North, Chief Officer for NHS Bury CCG said: “We have listened to feedback from local people about the importance they place on walk-in services, and have considered this alongside new guidance with a view to developing an appropriate urgent care solution for Bury.”

“We want to capture views on our proposals before a formal decision is made, and I would encourage local people to have their say through our consultation process, including at our public meeting taking place in early March and by completing our survey.”

The format of the consultation is as follows:

  • An online survey is available here > LINK (also available via the CCG website homepage nhs.uk)
  • A frequently asked questions document, developed from the feedback received to date has been made available > LINK
  • A paper copy of the survey can be obtained by calling 0161 762 3106 or by e-mail: to this address
  • A public meeting will be held on: Wednesday 7th March 2018, at 7pm, in the Minden Suite of the Fusilier Museum, Moss Street, Bury,  BL9 0DF. It is not necessary to book a place, however, to help with room planning and beverages, anyone wanting to attend is kindly asked to confirm by email: to this address or by telephone: 0161 762 3106.
  • Requests for presentations to specific groups or meetings can be e-mailed to this address
  • Views can be sent to the CCG by letter or e-mail:
    • By letter to: NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group, Communications and Engagement Team (Urgent Care Redesign), 21 Silver Street, Bury, BL9 0EN
    • By e-mail: to this address

ENDS 

Date: 23rd February 2018

FOR PRESS & MEDIA ENQUIRIES: NHS Bury CCG’s Press Office on 0161 762 3106 or email buccg.communications@nhs.net