Know what’s open over the summer bank holiday

2020-02-12T05:29:51+00:0015th August 2019|Latest News|

Patients are being urged to get organised ahead of the summer bank holiday on Monday 26th August, 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. Pharmacists offer expert health advice and can recommend [...]

New GP initiative reduces the time patients wait for the best course of treatment

2019-07-18T10:52:26+01:0018th July 2019|Latest News|

A new service called Advice and Guidance has been introduced in GP practices across Bury to help ensure that patients are receiving the most appropriate care in a timely way. Advice and Guidance is a consultant led service provided by specialists at The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, which brings together the Salford Royal and Pennine [...]

Local Care Home hails Red Bags a success

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

A local care home is seeing the benefit from a scheme that launched last year to ensure care home residents receive quick, personalised and effective treatment should they be admitted to hospital in an emergency. The Red Bag scheme launched in Bury in October 2018.  The scheme sees care homes for older adults in Bury provide [...]

Bury’s heart health heroes to represent North West in NHS Parliamentary Awards

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

A partnership between health commissioners, hospital, community and GP services in Bury has been announced as one of 10 North-West champions for the prestigious NHS Parliamentary Awards, which celebrate outstanding health and care staff. Bury Integrated Community Cardiology Pilot is a partnership between Bury Clinical Commissioning Group, Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation (part of the Northern [...]

Re-visit of Bury SEND services confirms that provision has improved

2020-02-12T05:29:51+00:0027th June 2019|Latest News|

Provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Bury has improved in areas that were previously highlighted as being of concern. These services were originally inspected by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June 2017, where eight areas of weakness needing improvement were identified. Since then, a huge amount of work [...]

New Joint Chief Finance Officer of the council and CCG appointed

2020-02-12T05:29:51+00:0019th June 2019|Latest News|

Mike Woodhead has been appointed as Joint Chief Finance Officer for Bury Council and NHS Bury CCG. He has worked in the NHS and public sector since 1986, and was Chief Finance Officer at the CCG before taking up this joint role. Geoff Little, Chief Executive of Bury Council and Accountable Officer of NHS Bury CCG, [...]

Bury is leading the way to improve physical health care for patients with severe mental illness

2020-02-12T05:29:51+00:0013th June 2019|Latest News|

Bury is the second best performing area in the country in relation to providing physical health checks for people with severe mental illness, according to the latest data. Data is collected every quarter in relation to the number of people living with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who have received a comprehensive physical [...]

Decision made in relation to reducing prescribing of over the counter items for minor, short term conditions

2020-02-12T05:29:54+00:0029th May 2019|Latest News|

Bury’s policy in relation to prescribing over the counter items for minor, short term conditions will be updated to include 11 additional conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed. The decision, made at NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Governing Body meeting this month, takes into account new Greater Manchester guidance [...]

Health decision makers to meet later this month

2019-05-09T12:15:49+01:009th May 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 22nd May 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 [...]

Patients urged to plan ahead for the May bank holidays

2020-02-12T05:29:54+00:0030th April 2019|Latest News|

Patients are urged to get organised before the May bank holidays, pick up prescription medicines in advance and to consider self-care for minor, short term conditions. There are a range of services and options available over the two May bank holidays which fall on the 6th (Early May bank holiday) and 27th May (Spring bank holiday) [...]