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New test for patients with digestive problems reduces the need for hospital investigations

12th October 2018|Latest News|

A new type of quick and pain free test has been introduced into GP practices across Bury, reducing the need for some patients presenting with digestive problems to have invasive tests at hospital. The new ‘Faecal Calprotectin’ test checks for levels of a protein called Calprotectin in the gut. The protein is present in a stool [...]

Shhhh… there is a quiet revolution happening!

11th October 2018|CCG Blog|

Over the last few years there has been an exciting revolution taking place in Bury which is changing the way we manage health and social care. It started when a group of enthusiastic staff from NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Bury Council, that plan and purchase health and social care services, met with Bury’s [...]

Innovative ‘Red Bags’ help care home residents admitted to hospital be discharged quicker

3rd October 2018|Latest News|

A new ‘Red Bag’ scheme has launched in Bury to ensure care home residents receive quick, personalised and effective treatment should they be admitted to hospital in an emergency. The scheme, which launches this month, will see care homes for the elderly in Bury provide their residents with a Red Bag. The Red Bag contains a patient [...]

Decision made to reduce IVF provision for patients registered with a Bury GP

27th September 2018|Latest News|

From October 2018, any new applications to seek funding for IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) services will be capped to one funded cycle for Bury patients. The decision to reduce provision in this area from the current offer of up to three funded cycles, to one, was made at this week’s meeting of NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning [...]

New system will help patients receive the right care

21st September 2018|Latest News|

A new system being introduced at GP practices across Bury will help patients to access the right care to meet their needs. Over 100 GP practice staff in Bury, including receptionists, have been trained to assist patients with seeing the right healthcare professional for their needs, by asking patients about their reasons for wanting an appointment. [...]

Local NHS continues to seek views on IVF

5th September 2018|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) recently launched a consultation to review Bury’s current policy in relation to commissioning In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) services. As part of the review, NHS Bury CCG is seeking feedback from local people, stakeholders and health care professionals on a range of options detailed with the consultation document. An important part [...]

FAQs – Consultation on IVF frequently asked questions from survey feedback to date (correct as at 31st August 2018)

5th September 2018|Latest News|

Q: I have already secured funding for IVF services from NHS Bury CCG, will I lose this? A: No. For any patient that has already had funding agreed for IVF services from NHS Bury CCG, this will be honoured. Q: If the decision is to move to providing 1 cycle of IVF, would the CCG consider changing [...]

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 [...]