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 [...]

Health decision makers to meet later this month

9th May 2019|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) next routine Primary Care Commissioning Committee and Governing Body meetings are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 22nd May 2019. Members of the public are invited to come along to observe the meetings. Both meetings will be held at Townside Primary Care Centre, Knowsley Place in Bury (5th floor). The Primary Care [...]

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 [...]

Prepare for EU Exit

12th April 2019|Latest News|

The UK is planning to leave the EU. When the UK leaves the EU, it is likely to affect everyone in some way. There will be a number of changes taking place that will affect businesses, citizens, EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU. To find the latest guidance and [...]

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 [...]