Health staff dress down to raise cash for local charities

28th June 2018|Latest News|

Health Staff have raised over £400 for two local charities by ditching their suits and shirts for denims and t-shirts. Staff from NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) ‘dressed down’ once a month over the last year to raise cash for two local good causes. In exchange for dressing in casual clothes, staff each donate £1 [...]

‘Big7Tea’ event to focus on social opportunities to boost mental health

27th June 2018|Latest News|

Linked to the 70th birthday of the health service, the local NHS is holding a Big7Tea event where local people can come along, have a cuppa and hear about social opportunities happening in the local area that could have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. There are a range of social opportunities happening right [...]

Health group moves to new headquarters

27th June 2018|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has relocated its headquarters to new offices. The CCG is a commissioner of health services for the local population and plans and purchases a range of services including those provided in hospitals, out in the community and also GP services. The CCG relocated its headquarters on 18th June 2018, and [...]

Health decision makers to meet later this month

17th May 2018|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 May. Members of the public are invited to come along to observe. Both meetings will be held at Townside Primary Care Centre, Knowsley Place in Bury (5th floor). The Primary Care Commissioning Committee oversees the [...]

Know what’s open over the May bank holidays

25th April 2018|Latest News|

Patients are being urged to get organised ahead of the two bank holidays in May, be aware of service availability and request repeat prescriptions in advance. GP and pharmacy services will only be limited on Monday 7th May and Monday 28th May. The GP extended working hours project allows for additional GP appointments to be made into the [...]

Primary care on the agenda later this month

13th April 2018|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) next Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 25th April, starting at 12 noon, at Townside Primary Care Centre, Knowsley Place in Bury (5th floor). The committee, which oversees the work of the CCG in relation to the commissioning of primary care services including GP services, will [...]

Local people are being urged to take steps to reduce their risk of developing diabetes

13th April 2018|Latest News|

Residents of Bury are being urged to get behind Diabetes Prevention Week, which runs 16 – 22 April 2018. The campaign launched by the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is encouraging patients to take steps to reduce their risk of developing diabetes and take up the offer of a FREE NHS Health Check. In [...]

Health staff shortlisted for national award for their work in transforming care of people with a learning disability

12th April 2018|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Medicines Optimisation team has been shortlisted for a national award for their work in transforming care of people with a learning disability by the Best of Clinical Pharmacy Awards. The award ceremony, which will take place in London on 27th April 2018, celebrates successes across all sectors of the pharmacy [...]

Decisions made at CCG Governing Body meeting this month

29th March 2018|Latest News|

Proposal for urgent care services in Bury approved Following a six week period of consultation, NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) made the decision to approve the proposed future model for urgent care in Bury at its Governing Body meeting on 28th March. In making its decision, the CCG’s Governing Body reviewed feedback from local people, [...]

New health Chair announced

28th March 2018|Latest News|

A GP from Prestwich has been appointed as the new Chair of NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Dr. Jeffrey Schryer, a GP from Whittaker Lane Medical Centre in Prestwich, will take up the role of NHS Bury CCG Chair from 1st April 2018 for a three year term of office, taking over the reins from [...]