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Press release – Health in the spotlight at annual meeting

28th August 2019|Latest News|

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bury’s health commissioner will take place in September. The AGM of NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will take place on Wednesday 25th September 2019, in The Minden Suite of the Fusilier Museum, Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DF. The meeting will take place from 6.30 – 7.30pm, with sign in and refreshments [...]

Local Care Home hails Red Bags a success

16th July 2019|Latest News|

A local care home is seeing the benefit from a scheme that launched last year to ensure care home residents receive quick, personalised and effective treatment should they be admitted to hospital in an emergency. The Red Bag scheme launched in Bury in October 2018.  The scheme sees care homes for older adults in Bury provide [...]

Re-visit of Bury SEND services confirms that provision has improved

27th June 2019|Latest News|

Provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Bury has improved in areas that were previously highlighted as being of concern. These services were originally inspected by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June 2017, where eight areas of weakness needing improvement were identified. Since then, a huge amount of work [...]

Bury is leading the way to improve physical health care for patients with severe mental illness

13th June 2019|Latest News|

Bury is the second best performing area in the country in relation to providing physical health checks for people with severe mental illness, according to the latest data. Data is collected every quarter in relation to the number of people living with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who have received a comprehensive physical [...]

Decision made in relation to reducing prescribing of over the counter items for minor, short term conditions

29th May 2019|Latest News|

Bury’s policy in relation to prescribing over the counter items for minor, short term conditions will be updated to include 11 additional conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed. The decision, made at NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Governing Body meeting this month, takes into account new Greater Manchester guidance [...]

Patients urged to plan ahead for the May bank holidays

30th April 2019|Latest News|

Patients are urged to get organised before the May bank holidays, pick up prescription medicines in advance and to consider self-care for minor, short term conditions. There are a range of services and options available over the two May bank holidays which fall on the 6th (Early May bank holiday) and 27th May (Spring bank holiday) [...]

SEND re-visit of Bury – 13 to 15 May 2019

30th April 2019|Latest News|

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly a re-visit following the previous inspection that took place between 12 and 16 June 2017. During the re-visit, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible, specifically about the weaknesses [...]

Patients urged to plan ahead for the Easter weekend

16th April 2019|Latest News|

Patients are urged to get organised before the Easter weekend, pick up prescription medicines in advance and to consider self-care for minor, short term conditions. There are a range of services and options available over the Easter weekend with some community pharmacies open on each day. Pharmacists offer expert health advice and can recommend over-the-counter medicines [...]

New technology makes health and care record sharing a reality

15th March 2019|Latest News|

People living in Bury are to benefit from new technology that allows their health and social care records to be shared securely with professionals involved in their care. Previously, only a person’s GP records could be viewed by authorised health or social care professionals securely to help with their care. A new digital care record solution [...]

Have your say on reducing prescribing of over the counter medicines for minor, short term conditions

15th March 2019|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS Bury CCG) has today (Friday 15th March 2019) launched a four week engagement phase to gather views on conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed. New Greater Manchester guidance, following a national consultation, has been issued to CCGs in relation to reducing prescribing of over [...]