NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) next routine Primary Care Commissioning Committee and Governing Body meetings are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019.

Members of the public are invited to come along to observe the meetings. Both meetings will be held at Townside Primary Care Centre, Knowsley Place in Bury (5th floor).

The Primary Care Commissioning Committee oversees the work of the CCG in relation to the commissioning of Primary Care services, such as GP services. Regular items on the agenda include quality along with updates on primary care health and wellbeing projects. The committee will meet at 12 noon.

The Governing Body meeting is scheduled to take place at 3pm. This meeting is where discussions and decisions happen in relation to the planning and funding of local health services. Regular items on the agenda will include finance, quality and performance. Following a four week engagement phase which ran from 15th March until 12th April 2019, the Governing Body will also consider the feedback received before making a decision on proposals to update its policy in relation to conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed at this meeting. Other additional items on the agenda will include a presentation about obesity and a patient story.

Public questions relating to agenda items being discussed at the Governing Body and Primary Care Commissioning Committee meetings are welcome. These should be submitted in advance to allow sufficient time for the question to be picked up and processed in advance of the meetings.

Question forms are available on the CCG’s website (www.buryccg.nhs.uk) under ‘Your local NHS’, and paper copies can be obtained by contacting the CCG by telephone on 0161 253 7865 or by e-mail at buccg.corporateoffice@nhs.net

Dr. Jeff Schryer, Chair of NHS Bury CCG and local GP said: “Our Governing Body and Primary Care meetings are held in public and provide a great opportunity for local people to come along and find out more about what we do and get closer to the decision making process about the services we plan and purchase on their behalf.

“We regularly welcome members of the public to our meetings and I would encourage anyone who would like to find out more about what we do and how we make decisions to come along, learn more about our work and to get involved.”

The agenda and papers for the meetings will be available on the ‘Your local NHS’ section of the CCG website in advance of the meetings.