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New Joint Chief Finance Officer of the council and CCG appointed

19th June 2019|Latest News|

Mike Woodhead has been appointed as Joint Chief Finance Officer for Bury Council and NHS Bury CCG. He has worked in the NHS and public sector since 1986, and was Chief Finance Officer at the CCG before taking up this joint role. Geoff Little, Chief Executive of Bury Council and Accountable Officer of NHS Bury CCG, [...]

Health decision makers to meet later this month

9th May 2019|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 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 [...]

Prepare for EU Exit

12th April 2019|Latest News|

The UK is planning to leave the EU. When the UK leaves the EU, it is likely to affect everyone in some way. There will be a number of changes taking place that will affect businesses, citizens, EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU. To find the latest guidance and [...]

“There are no life changing experiences, only experiences that are so powerful that we then change our lives”

10th April 2019|CCG Blog|

In this blog, Rachel Coaker, Deputy Chief Finance Officer at the CCG, shares some reflections after taking part in a civic trip from Bury to Poland to understand more about the Holocaust and war. Several years ago, I found out that as a result of an affair, my maternal grandfather was Polish, who for some reason [...]

Health decision makers to meet later this month

15th March 2019|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 27th March 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 [...]

Health and care changes to improve the quality of life for people in Bury

27th February 2019|Latest News|

Strengthening health and care services for the people of Bury is a key aim of a £19.2 million plan to help people lead healthier, happier lives. The programme of improvements, called the Bury Locality Plan, involves changing traditional ways of supporting and treating people, with more focus on support nearer the home and in the community. [...]

Helping myself to become even better…

18th January 2019|CCG Blog|

One of the joys of being a GP for nearly thirty years in the same practice (my grey beard testifies to this) is the real pleasure of seeing generations of families grow up and start their own families. One working day began last week by doing an eight week check on a new-born baby. I had [...]

“I won’t get sleighed by flu – and neither should you!” Santa urges over 65s to get their jab done before flu season gets going

14th December 2018|Latest News|

Santa took a break from grotto duties this week to pop into Prestwich Pharmacy to get his free flu jab, and make double sure he’s on top-form for the festive season. As with all over 65s, Santa is eligible for a free flu vaccination, available from pharmacies or GP surgeries. This year there is a specific vaccination that has [...]

Know what’s open this Christmas

13th December 2018|Latest News|

Patients are being urged to get organised and pick up prescription medicines before the Christmas holidays start and to book appointments on days within the holidays when the surgeries are open as usual. GP services will only be limited on Bank Holidays. On all other regular working days surgeries are open from 8am to 6.30pm as [...]

Get organised and stock up on medicines before Christmas

6th December 2018|Latest News|

Local GPs and pharmacists are advising people in Bury to get organised by ordering and collecting any repeat prescriptions before the Christmas holidays start and keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. The top must-haves in your medicines cabinet to help you deal with the most common illnesses and winter ailments are: Painkillers such as aspirin, [...]