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Know what’s open over the summer bank holiday

16th August 2018|Latest News|

Patients are being urged to get organised ahead of the summer bank holiday, be aware of service availability and request repeat prescriptions in advance. GP and pharmacy services will be limited on bank holiday Monday 27th August 2018. The GP extended working hours project allows for additional GP appointments to be made into the weekday evenings [...]

Wrapping services around the patient

9th August 2018|CCG Blog|

I have known a dear friend of mine ever since I moved to Manchester 38 years ago. We have seen many storms together, and over the years I have been able to rely on him as a friend, mentor and for support. My friend, let's call him Sam, is now elderly, frail and has several serious [...]

Local NHS to host ‘Big7Tea’ with a spotlight on boosting mental health

13th July 2018|Latest News|

Linked to the 70th birthday of the health service, NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding a Big7Tea event where local people can come along, have a cuppa and hear about social opportunities happening now across Bury that could have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. These social opportunities, called ‘social prescribing’ or [...]

Health decision makers to meet later this month

12th July 2018|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) next routine Primary Care Commissioning Committee and Governing Body meetings are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 25th July. Members of the public are invited to come along to observe. Both meetings will be held at Townside Primary Care Centre, Knowsley Place in Bury (5th floor). The Primary Care Commissioning [...]

Health staff dress down to raise cash for local charities

28th June 2018|Latest News|

Health Staff have raised over £400 for two local charities by ditching their suits and shirts for denims and t-shirts. Staff from NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) ‘dressed down’ once a month over the last year to raise cash for two local good causes. In exchange for dressing in casual clothes, staff each donate £1 [...]

We all want the same thing… but have different ways of saying it

18th May 2018|CCG Blog|

My colleague Barbara Wright and I recently spoke to residents from the South Asian community to listen to their experiences of using local services in Bury. As English is not this group’s first language it was helpful that the Asian Development Association of Bury (ADAB) hosted the meeting. ADAB is a local organisation based in Bury [...]

Health decision makers to meet later this month

17th May 2018|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) next routine Primary Care Commissioning Committee and Governing Body meetings are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 23rd May. Members of the public are invited to come along to observe. Both meetings will be held at Townside Primary Care Centre, Knowsley Place in Bury (5th floor). The Primary Care Commissioning Committee oversees the [...]

Know what’s open over the May bank holidays

25th April 2018|Latest News|

Patients are being urged to get organised ahead of the two bank holidays in May, be aware of service availability and request repeat prescriptions in advance. GP and pharmacy services will only be limited on Monday 7th May and Monday 28th May. The GP extended working hours project allows for additional GP appointments to be made into the [...]

An exciting new chapter

19th April 2018|CCG Blog|

It’s been around three weeks since I last ran, so last night I finally went for a run. It was a beautiful evening – perfect weather conditions for running. It should have been an easy run but with the Jewish holidays, my son and his young family visiting (more about their visit later) and my new [...]

Primary care on the agenda later this month

13th April 2018|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) next Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 25th April, starting at 12 noon, at Townside Primary Care Centre, Knowsley Place in Bury (5th floor). The committee, which oversees the work of the CCG in relation to the commissioning of primary care services including GP services, will [...]