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 [...]

Bury’s heart health heroes to represent North West in NHS Parliamentary Awards

28th June 2019|Latest News|

A partnership between health commissioners, hospital, community and GP services in Bury has been announced as one of 10 North-West champions for the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards, which celebrate outstanding health and care staff. Bury Integrated Community Cardiology Pilot is a partnership between Bury Clinical Commissioning Group, Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation (part of the Northern [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]