Know what’s open this bank holiday

17th August 2017|Latest News|

Patients are being urged to be prepared in advance of the Summer Bank Holiday on Monday 28th August, to request repeat prescriptions in advance and be aware of service availability. Some pharmacies will be open on the Bank Holiday. Pharmacists offer expert health advice and can recommend over-the-counter medicines that offer relief from the most common [...]

Primary Care on the agenda later this month

15th August 2017|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) next routine Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting is taking place later this month, and members of the public are invited to come along to observe and ask questions. The Primary Care Commissioning Committee oversees the work of the CCG in relation to the commissioning of Primary Care services, such as [...]

A friendly call means a lot to Unsworth hospital patients

3rd August 2017|Latest News|

A telephone call to check on patients returning home after a hospital stay is making a big difference to patients from Unsworth. Feedback from patients registered at Unsworth Medical Practice in Bury has been overwhelmingly positive about a new process that sees the practice calling to check their discharged patients are comfortable and have all they need for a successful recovery at home. [...]

CCG gets a healthy rating

3rd August 2017|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated as ‘Good’ by NHS England in it’s annual assessment of CCGs for the year 2016/17. This result is one of four that are given to CCGs nationwide, ranging from inadequate, requires improvement, good and outstanding.  The overall ratings are derived from performance in key areas including an assessment of [...]

More co-ordinated care at the end of life

3rd August 2017|Latest News|

Patients and carers in Bury are to benefit from more co-ordinated care at the end of life. Specialist palliative care nurses from Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust have relocated to Bury Hospice.  They will work with the Hospice at Home Team to provide a joined up service called the Community Palliative Care Team.  The move enables [...]

Next stage for urgent care review in Bury

3rd August 2017|Latest News|

NHS Bury CCG has announced next steps in relation to its urgent care review. The public consultation on the future configuration of urgent care services in Bury was paused in March to allow for the release of further national guidance. Since then it has been confirmed that the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership is [...]

Productive General Practice

28th June 2017|Latest News|

It is estimated that around 7,000 hours* of combined GP practice administrative and clinical time in Bury has been freed up to care for patients by implementing more efficient administration processes. Thanks to a new programme known as Productive General Practice which is funded by NHS England, and co-ordinated in conjunction with NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning [...]