About NHS Bury CCG

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013. They are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area.

We are an ambitious and forward thinking organisation.  We are committed to working with other NHS organisations and partners including Bury Council, the Bury Voluntary Community and Faith Sector Alliance and local people in relation to the delivery of our agenda.

We work and collaborate with our partners to ensure that the services we plan and purchase are high quality, meet people’s needs and offer good value for money.

A key part of the process to plan and purchase a range of services is ensuring that we listen to patient feedback. We want to hear and learn from patient experience and in turn ensure that this influences the way that services are designed and delivered.

Our 26 GP practices are known as our ‘Member practices’ and together we are working to achieve a healthier Bury by commissioning services that meet local needs. We are committed to giving local health professionals the freedom to respond, innovate and develop services in a way that best meets local needs.

During the year (2018/19), we received a budget of £302 million to plan and purchase a range of health services including those provided in hospitals, out in the community and for GP (primary care) services for our population of around 190,000 patients.

One Commissioning and transformation

During the last year we have been making further progress to become One Commissioning Organisation with Bury Council.  Bringing together our commissioning functions creates the right environment to plan care and make decisions together to improve services, reduce inequalities and support people to remain well for longer than is currently the case.

Sitting alongside the joining up of our commissioning arrangements, local service providers are working in a more joined up way in what is known as the Local Care Organisation. Through this new approach, frontline services are working together to provide care at a neighbourhood level and in a more co-ordinated way.  This work is described in our Locality Plan which aims to bring care closer to home and where possible outside of a hospital setting.

Our vision and values

Our vision, which was set when the CCG was authorised as a statutory organisation and was developed by our staff and Member practices, is: to continually improve Bury’s Health and Wellbeing by listening to you and working together across boundaries.

Our values that we expect to be demonstrated through all that we do are:

  • to be inclusive and transparent about the decisions we make;
  • to challenge inequalities through partnership working;
  • to be bold, inclusive and supportive;
  • to value everyone;
  • to listen and learn, and
  • to secure people centred, clinically effective, efficient and sustainable care.

Our strategic objectives for 2019/20 are

  • To enable the people of Bury to live in a place where they can co-create their own good health and well-being and to provide good quality care when it is needed to help people return to the best possible quality of life;
  • To enable the people of Bury to live in a place where they can co-create their own good health and well-being and to provide good quality care when it is needed to help people return to the best possible quality of life;
  • To deliver a balanced budget for 2019/20, and
  • To increase the involvement and well-being of all staff in scope of the Bury One Commissioning Organisation (OCO).