Coronavirus: Stay alert, control the virus, save lives

2020-07-06T09:14:27+01:006th July 2020|Latest News|

Keep informed about local matters during coronavirus For the latest information including local support for mental health and well-being and how to request a test, visit the Bury Council dedicated web hub. Outbreak Control Plan Bury Council and its partners have put together an Outbreak Control Plan to tackle any local rise in coronavirus cases and [...]

Digital-first approach rolled out across Bury GP practices

2020-06-12T11:06:57+01:0012th June 2020|Latest News|

GP practices in Bury are rolling out digital technology to allow patients to receive virtual or telephone appointments quickly and at their convenience More than 70% of GP practices have begun to use the new systems, with feedback from patients overwhelmingly positive The technology allows patients to access the most appropriate care and provides GPs with [...]

More mental health support is a few clicks away

2020-06-11T17:10:57+01:0011th June 2020|Latest News|

People in Bury can now get additional mental health support through a free online programme. Bury Healthy Minds, run by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, are now offering more intensive support for people with low mood, anxiety or stress, using ‘SilverCloud’. SilverCloud offers a number of online modules which aim to help people learn new ways of [...]

24/7 Urgent Treatment Centre including walk-in option given the green light

2020-06-09T10:13:18+01:009th June 2020|Latest News|

Following a public consultation earlier in the year, a decision has been made to create a 24/7 Urgent Treatment Centre located at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury. The decision, which will improve access to a range of better connected urgent care services, was made at this week’s Strategic Commissioning Board, a joint committee between Bury Council [...]

Know what’s open over the spring bank holiday

2020-05-21T11:39:36+01:0021st May 2020|Latest News|

Patients are being urged to get organised ahead of the spring bank holiday on Monday 25 May, collect prescriptions in advance and to consider self-care for minor, short term conditions. There are a range of services and options available over the bank holiday with some community pharmacies open. Please remember to follow the national social distancing [...]

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week next week – Bury’s got the right care for you

2020-05-15T16:12:13+01:0015th May 2020|Latest News|

Supporting the borough’s mental health during the coronavirus crisis It’s Mental Health Awareness Week next week, and with the current COVID-19 emergency affecting the way we live our daily lives, Bury has put together a comprehensive mental health support offer for residents of all ages. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes [...]

Dr. Saad Al-Dubbaisi, Garden City Medical Centre

2020-05-04T11:36:14+01:004th May 2020|Latest News|

4th May 2020 Dr. Jeff Schryer, local GP and Chair of NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “It is with great sadness to hear the news that one of our GPs in Bury, Dr. Saad Al-Dubbaisi, has sadly passed away after being very poorly for a number of weeks. “Dr. Al-Dubbaisi, was a much loved, [...]

Advice for parents during coronavirus

2020-05-26T08:24:57+01:0030th April 2020|Latest News|

Parents are being encouraged to seek help and advice straight away if their child is unwell or injured. While children can catch COVID-19, they may not have symptoms and the virus is rarely serious for younger patients. If a child is unwell, parents are being advised, this is likely to be unrelated. The Royal College of [...]