Improved diagnosis of skin conditions by GPs thanks to transformative education programme

5th December 2019|Latest News|

GPs in Bury have been provided with education and new equipment to help diagnose skin conditions within the practice, reducing the need to refer as many patients for an urgent specialist dermatology assessment. Demand on specialist dermatology services is high, however, around a quarter of urgent referrals to dermatology services for lesions where cancer is suspected, [...]

Local organisations join forces to support people with memory loss

28th November 2019|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Bury Council and a host of local organisations have joined forces to offer support to those who have recently been diagnosed with memory loss. The new provision, called Memory Loss Support Services, will help patients with a memory loss condition known as mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment is where [...]

Local patients invited to nominate General Practice staff for a BAfTA!

24th October 2019|Latest News|

Patients and carers from Bury are being asked to nominate a member of their GP practice team for a ‘Patient Choice’ award. Hosted by NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the ‘BAfTA’ Awards – Bury Award for Talent and Achievement - aim to recognise talent and achievement across a range of categories for both CCG staff [...]

Hear about how health and social care is being transformed at showcase event

17th October 2019|Latest News|

Local people are invited to an event to find out about changes happening to health and social care services to transform health and wellbeing in Bury. The event will take place on Wednesday 30th October in the Elizabethan Suite of Bury Town Hall.  At the event, local people, health and care staff along with representatives from the voluntary sector, [...]

Bury healthcare providers finalists for the 2019 HSJ awards for their work into improving care for infants with suspected cow’s milk protein allergy

16th October 2019|Latest News|

Healthcare providers in Bury and Greater Manchester are celebrating after being shortlisted for an HSJ Award for their work to improve care for infants with a suspected cow’s milk protein allergy (CPMA). NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation (part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group) and the North West Paediatric [...]

New tests made available to Bury GPs will ensure low risk cancer patients receive a faster diagnosis

5th September 2019|Latest News|

Two new cancer investigative tests have been made available to GPs across Bury to help them provide a faster diagnosis to patients presenting with low risk symptoms of pancreatic or colorectal (bowel) cancer. GPs will now be able to refer patients at low risk of suspected pancreatic cancer for a direct access computerised tomography (CT) abdomen [...]

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 [...]

Know what’s open over the summer bank holiday

15th August 2019|Latest News|

Patients are being urged to get organised ahead of the summer bank holiday on Monday 26th August, collect prescriptions in advance and to consider self-care for minor, short term conditions. There are a range of services and options available over the bank holiday with some community pharmacies open. Pharmacists offer expert health advice and can recommend [...]

New GP initiative reduces the time patients wait for the best course of treatment

18th July 2019|Latest News|

A new service called Advice and Guidance has been introduced in GP practices across Bury to help ensure that patients are receiving the most appropriate care in a timely way. Advice and Guidance is a consultant led service provided by specialists at The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which brings together the Salford Royal and Pennine [...]

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 [...]