Coronavirus update – 14/2/2020

2020-02-17T10:40:53+00:0011th February 2020|Latest News|

The NHS in Bury and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The risk to the general public is moderate. If you [...]

Have your say on Urgent Care services in Bury

2020-02-12T13:17:11+00:0010th February 2020|Latest News|

People from Bury are being asked for their views on proposals to improve urgent care services in Bury. A public consultation commences today, 10th February 2020, for a period of four weeks. Urgent care services are for things that are not an emergency, but at the same time can’t wait, for example a person might be [...]

Unsworth Medical Centre staff receive awards for the care and support shown to their patients

2020-02-12T05:29:51+00:0031st January 2020|Latest News|

Staff from Unsworth Medical Centre in Bury have been praised at a recent health awards for the level of care and support they have shown to their patients. Patients and carers from Bury were asked to nominate members of their GP practice team for a ‘Patient Choice’ award. Hosted by NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the [...]

Improved diagnosis of skin conditions by GPs thanks to transformative education programme

2019-12-05T10:27:04+00:005th December 2019|Latest News|

GPs in Bury have been provided with education and new equipment to help diagnose skin conditions within the practice, reducing the need to refer as many patients for an urgent specialist dermatology assessment. Demand on specialist dermatology services is high, however, around a quarter of urgent referrals to dermatology services for lesions where cancer is suspected, [...]

Local organisations join forces to support people with memory loss

2020-02-12T05:29:51+00:0028th November 2019|Latest News|

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Bury Council and a host of local organisations have joined forces to offer support to those who have recently been diagnosed with memory loss. The new provision, called Memory Loss Support Services, will help patients with a memory loss condition known as mild cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment is where [...]

Hear about how health and social care is being transformed at showcase event

2019-10-18T10:38:36+01:0017th October 2019|Latest News|

Local people are invited to an event to find out about changes happening to health and social care services to transform health and wellbeing in Bury. The event will take place on Wednesday 30th October in the Elizabethan Suite of Bury Town Hall.  At the event, local people, health and care staff along with representatives from the voluntary sector, [...]

Bury healthcare providers finalists for the 2019 HSJ awards for their work into improving care for infants with suspected cow’s milk protein allergy

2020-02-12T05:29:51+00:0016th October 2019|Latest News|

Healthcare providers in Bury and Greater Manchester are celebrating after being shortlisted for an HSJ Award for their work to improve care for infants with a suspected cow’s milk protein allergy (CPMA). NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation (part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group) and the North West Paediatric [...]

New tests made available to Bury GPs will ensure low risk cancer patients receive a faster diagnosis

2019-09-05T10:31:37+01:005th September 2019|Latest News|

Two new cancer investigative tests have been made available to GPs across Bury to help them provide a faster diagnosis to patients presenting with low risk symptoms of pancreatic or colorectal (bowel) cancer. GPs will now be able to refer patients at low risk of suspected pancreatic cancer for a direct access computerised tomography (CT) abdomen [...]

Press release – Health in the spotlight at annual meeting

2020-02-12T05:29:51+00:0028th August 2019|Latest News|

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bury’s health commissioner will take place in September. The AGM of NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will take place on Wednesday 25th September 2019, in The Minden Suite of the Fusilier Museum, Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DF. The meeting will take place from 6.30 – 7.30pm, with sign in and refreshments [...]