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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 [...]

Local people are being urged to take steps to reduce their risk of developing diabetes

13th April 2018|Latest News|

Residents of Bury are being urged to get behind Diabetes Prevention Week, which runs 16 – 22 April 2018. The campaign launched by the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is encouraging patients to take steps to reduce their risk of developing diabetes and take up the offer of a FREE NHS Health Check. In [...]

Health staff shortlisted for national award for their work in transforming care of people with a learning disability

12th April 2018|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Medicines Optimisation team has been shortlisted for a national award for their work in transforming care of people with a learning disability by the Best of Clinical Pharmacy Awards. The award ceremony, which will take place in London on 27th April 2018, celebrates successes across all sectors of the pharmacy [...]

Decisions made at CCG Governing Body meeting this month

29th March 2018|Latest News|

Proposal for urgent care services in Bury approved Following a six week period of consultation, NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) made the decision to approve the proposed future model for urgent care in Bury at its Governing Body meeting on 28th March. In making its decision, the CCG’s Governing Body reviewed feedback from local people, [...]

New health Chair announced

28th March 2018|Latest News|

A GP from Prestwich has been appointed as the new Chair of NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Dr. Jeffrey Schryer, a GP from Whittaker Lane Medical Centre in Prestwich, will take up the role of NHS Bury CCG Chair from 1st April 2018 for a three year term of office, taking over the reins from [...]

Know what’s open this Easter

14th March 2018|Latest News|

Patients are being urged to get organised ahead of the Easter bank holiday, request repeat prescriptions in advance and be aware of service availability. GP and pharmacy services will only be limited on Good Friday (30th March) and Easter Monday (2nd April). On all other normal working days GP surgeries are open from 8am to 6.30pm [...]

Over 35,000 Bury patients are now using GP services online

14th March 2018|Latest News|

An ever increasing number of people across Bury are embracing the digital revolution and going online to access some GP services – with over 35,000 of patients opening accounts to make the most of the GP online services facility. GP online services allows patients to: Book and cancel appointments Order repeat prescriptions Access parts of their [...]

Share your experiences in GP Patient Survey

5th January 2018|Latest News|

Patients from Bury will be invited to share their experiences of GP services in a national survey being sent out in January. A random sample of patients from each GP practice in England will have the opportunity to share their views and experiences in the national confidential GP Patient Survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf [...]

New service launches for people affected by cancer in Bury

3rd January 2018|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working with Bury Cancer Support Centre, Macmillan Cancer Support and a number of local organisations to launch a new service on 3rd January 2018 for those who have been affected by cancer. Recent figures suggest there are over 1,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed every year in Bury. In [...]