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 [...]

Know what’s open this Christmas

13th December 2018|Latest News|

Patients are being urged to get organised and pick up prescription medicines before the Christmas holidays start and to book appointments on days within the holidays when the surgeries are open as usual. GP services will only be limited on Bank Holidays. On all other regular working days surgeries are open from 8am to 6.30pm as [...]

Get organised and stock up on medicines before Christmas

6th December 2018|Latest News|

Local GPs and pharmacists are advising people in Bury to get organised by ordering and collecting any repeat prescriptions before the Christmas holidays start and keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. The top must-haves in your medicines cabinet to help you deal with the most common illnesses and winter ailments are: Painkillers such as aspirin, [...]

Over 65s urged to get vaccinated before flu season hits

30th November 2018|Latest News|

Health bosses are encouraging older people to have their free flu vaccination and get protected against the virus ahead of winter. Stocks of the flu vaccine designed for over 65s are fully available – meaning anyone who still needs the jab can get it before the flu season hits. With flu rates currently low, there is [...]

Health decision makers to meet later this month

21st November 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 28th November. 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 [...]

Local meet ups help vulnerable patients in Unsworth to get more active and involved

16th November 2018|Latest News|

A GP practice in Unsworth has organised local meet ups for some of their most vulnerable patients to help them get more active. For some years now Unsworth Medical Centre in Bury has been linking with a group of their older patients, some living with dementia, to encourage them to do more activities and to help [...]