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 [...]

Health decision makers to meet later this month

15th March 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 27th March 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 [...]

Health and care changes to improve the quality of life for people in Bury

27th February 2019|Latest News|

Strengthening health and care services for the people of Bury is a key aim of a £19.2 million plan to help people lead healthier, happier lives. The programme of improvements, called the Bury Locality Plan, involves changing traditional ways of supporting and treating people, with more focus on support nearer the home and in the community. [...]

Health decision makers to meet later this month

14th January 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 23rd January 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 [...]

Share your experiences in GP Patient Survey

28th December 2018|Latest News|

Patients from Bury will be invited to share their experiences of GP services in a national survey being sent out in January. A random sample of patients from each GP practice in England will have the opportunity to share their views and experiences in the national confidential GP Patient Survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf [...]

“I won’t get sleighed by flu – and neither should you!” Santa urges over 65s to get their jab done before flu season gets going

14th December 2018|Latest News|

Santa took a break from grotto duties this week to pop into Prestwich Pharmacy to get his free flu jab, and make double sure he’s on top-form for the festive season. As with all over 65s, Santa is eligible for a free flu vaccination, available from pharmacies or GP surgeries. This year there is a specific vaccination that has [...]