New test for patients with digestive problems reduces the need for hospital investigations

12th October 2018|Latest News|

A new type of quick and pain free test has been introduced into GP practices across Bury, reducing the need for some patients presenting with digestive problems to have invasive tests at hospital. The new ‘Faecal Calprotectin’ test checks for levels of a protein called Calprotectin in the gut. The protein is present in a stool [...]

Innovative ‘Red Bags’ help care home residents admitted to hospital be discharged quicker

3rd October 2018|Latest News|

A new ‘Red Bag’ scheme has launched in Bury to ensure care home residents receive quick, personalised and effective treatment should they be admitted to hospital in an emergency. The scheme, which launches this month, will see care homes for the elderly in Bury provide their residents with a Red Bag. The Red Bag contains a patient [...]

Decision made to reduce IVF provision for patients registered with a Bury GP

27th September 2018|Latest News|

From October 2018, any new applications to seek funding for IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) services will be capped to one funded cycle for Bury patients. The decision to reduce provision in this area from the current offer of up to three funded cycles, to one, was made at this week’s meeting of NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning [...]

New system will help patients receive the right care

21st September 2018|Latest News|

A new system being introduced at GP practices across Bury will help patients to access the right care to meet their needs. Over 100 GP practice staff in Bury, including receptionists, have been trained to assist patients with seeing the right healthcare professional for their needs, by asking patients about their reasons for wanting an appointment. [...]

Devo Difference Roadshow

13th September 2018|Latest News|

Local people are invited to find out how devolution is making health and social care services better in Bury Local people are invited to an event on Friday 5th October to find out how devolution of health and social care is making a difference in Bury and across Greater Manchester. Bury is making big changes to [...]

Local NHS continues to seek views on IVF

5th September 2018|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) recently launched a consultation to review Bury’s current policy in relation to commissioning In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) services. As part of the review, NHS Bury CCG is seeking feedback from local people, stakeholders and health care professionals on a range of options detailed with the consultation document. An important part [...]

FAQs – Consultation on IVF frequently asked questions from survey feedback to date (correct as at 31st August 2018)

5th September 2018|Latest News|

Q: I have already secured funding for IVF services from NHS Bury CCG, will I lose this? A: No. For any patient that has already had funding agreed for IVF services from NHS Bury CCG, this will be honoured. Q: If the decision is to move to providing 1 cycle of IVF, would the CCG consider changing [...]

Know what’s open over the summer bank holiday

16th August 2018|Latest News|

Patients are being urged to get organised ahead of the summer bank holiday, be aware of service availability and request repeat prescriptions in advance. GP and pharmacy services will be limited on bank holiday Monday 27th August 2018. The GP extended working hours project allows for additional GP appointments to be made into the weekday evenings [...]

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

13th August 2018|Latest News|

Patients and carers from Bury are being asked to nominate a member of their GP practice team for a ‘Patient Choice’ award. Linked to the 70th birthday of the NHS, staff that have gone the extra mile to make a difference for local patients will be recognised across a range of awards during September. Hosted by NHS [...]

Consultation: Seeking views in IVF

6th August 2018|Latest News|

Patients and the public are invited to share their views on proposals to review Bury’s current policy in relation to commissioning In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) services. The consultation will run for six weeks from Monday 6th August to Sunday 16th September 2018. Within the  the CCG describes the reasons why it is considering changing its [...]