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Have Your Say on local Pharmacy Services

by prestwichfocus on 27 June, 2017

Across Bury the NHS (Clinical Commissioning Group), the Council and the ‘Healthwatch’ group are reviewing the different ways in which pharmacies (‘chemists’) can help the public to access medicines or provide services which will target specific health problems for the local community. To do this they want to hear about your experiences of using a […]

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Walk-In Centre Closures “Paused”

by timpickstone on 16 March, 2017

Councillors in Bury have been written to by Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) informing us that the closure process of the Prestwich and Bury Walk-In Centres is now “paused”. At present the closure proposal, which had been agreed by the CCG, has bene going through its formal consultation stage, but CCG has announced that […]

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Walk-In Centre Decision Tomorrow

by timpickstone on 17 January, 2017

Bury’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 18 January 2017) to determine the fate of the two Walk-In Centres in Bury (Bury and Prestwich). The report which will be considered by the Board Members, recommends ‘Option 1’, which is to go ahead with the closures. The result of the ‘public engagement’ undertaken […]

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Walk-In Centre Consultation – Last Chance

by timpickstone on 25 October, 2016

Just a reminder – the formal consultation on this process from the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Bury ends on 31 October 2016. If you haven’t already please do make your views known in their online consultation. The more people who say why we must keep the centres open, the better! The link to the […]

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Alcohol Related Deaths – Is Bury Doing Enough?

by prestwichfocus on 2 August, 2016

At the last meeting of Bury’s FulL Council I asked a formal question on the rise of alcohol-related deaths. Across England these have risen by 4% in a year and by 13% in a decade. Bury Council, which for the last four years has been responsible for public health and public health spending, has an […]

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Free Health and Wellbeing Courses

by prestwichfocus on 26 July, 2016

‘Help Yourself to Wellbeing’ (HY2W) is a free seven week course designed to provide people with the knowledge, skills and tools to improve their health and wellbeing. The course aims to provide them with the confidence and motivation to set realistic goals for making changes to their lifestyle. It aims to improve the health and […]

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Meet HealthWatch Bury at Prestwich Library

by prestwichfocus on 28 June, 2016

Residents are invited to meet representatives of HealthWatch Bury on Tuesday 5 July at Prestwich Library. Between 10am and 1pm, visitors can pick up information leaflets and share their experiences of using the local health and social care services.

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Dementia Awareness Week

by prestwichfocus on 10 May, 2016

Dementia Awareness Week is 15-21 May 2016 and a number of events have been organised across Bury: Monday 16 May Dementia Friendly Swimming Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton Street 12.00pm – 1.00pm Otago Clarence Park, Walmersley Road 1.30pm – 2.30pm A series of slow and steady strength and balance exercises. For further information call John on […]

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Junior Doctor’s Strike – Advice for Patients

by prestwichfocus on 26 April, 2016

NHS Junior Doctors are taking industrial action today and tomorrow (26-27 April 2016, 8am-5pm), including withdrawal of cover from A&E departments. Essential care will be provided by senior staff. The NHS is asking us all to make sure that we help the NHS cope by choosing the right service and attending A&E only if it […]

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Pennine Care Governor Vacancy

by prestwichfocus on 8 March, 2016

Pennine Care, which is the NHS Trust which operates most of our local community health services, and some of our mental health services, has starting its next round of elections for public and staff members to serve on the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors. They have one Public Governor vacancy in Bury […]

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