NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissions (buys) health services for the local area with doctors and other health care professionals making decisions about local services.

The CCG has a budget to plan and purchase a range of health services including those provided in hospitals and in the community, including GP services.  

The Governing Body, or Board, of the CCG oversees the work of the organisation and sets its priorities and direction. The Board is made up of doctors and other health care professionals and members represent the interests of patients, carers and local people.

What is urgent care?
Urgent care services are services that are designed to assist patients with an illness or injury that does not appear to be an emergency, but is considered too urgent to wait for routine care.

Urgent care redesign – background and current position
NHS Bury CCG has listened to feedback from local people about the importance they place on retaining access to walk-in services in the town. 

Considering this valued feedback alongside new national guidance and the Greater Manchester approach for out of hospital primary care, local people are now being asked for their views on a revised proposal for Bury.  The revised proposal was discussed at NHS Bury CCG’s Governing Body meeting on 24th January 2018.  The report received some minor amendments following the meeting to provide more clarity in some areas, and you can access the amended report > HERE.  Access our presentation, which provides more information > HERE.

Discussions at the meeting and advice from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee has triggered a six week period of consultation with a view to capturing the views and feedback from local people, stakeholders and health care professionals alike on the proposed future model.

The consultation will run from Monday 29th January 2018, for a period of six weeks (ending on Sunday 11th March 2018).

The revised proposal for urgent care includes two main elements:

1.    As mandated in national guidance, plans to develop an Urgent Treatment Centre based at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, running alongside the A&E department. 

2.    The CCG has listened to feedback from local people about the importance they place on retaining access to walk-in services in the town, and the CCG’s preferred option is to provide an enhanced level of access above and beyond the minimum level required. 

The revised proposals include plans to develop the two current nurse led Walk-in Centre services (based in Bury and Prestwich), along with the three current GP evening and weekend appointment services (based in Bury, Prestwich and Radcliffe) to become Integrated Health and Social Care Hubs.  It is proposed that the (initially) three Integrated Health and Social Care Hubs will operate from the two current nurse led Walk-in Centre sites, with the addition of the Radcliffe site, to offer a range of services including GP led (including nurse) walk-in services.   

Read more about these two elements in our press release > HERE.  

* 1. You are mainly responding as a

* 2. Are you registered with a GP in one of the areas of Bury? For example: Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Greenmount, Radcliffe, Whitefield, Unsworth, Prestwich.

* 3. Having considered feedback alongside new guidance, the CCG’s preferred option is to provide an enhanced level of access beyond the minimum level required (i.e. to have one Urgent Treatment Centre), through the addition of ‘Integrated Health and Social Care Hubs’. The Integrated Hubs would operate from three sites initially: including the two current Walk-in Centre sites, offering a range of services including GP led (including nurse) walk-in services: To what extent do you agree with this preferred option?

* 4. Having read the rationale for the proposed future model, which has been informed by feedback from local people and new guidance: To what extent do you agree that the CCG has listened and responded to feedback about the importance people place on retaining access to walk-in services?

* 5. If the proposed future model is implemented, we will need to tell you about the range of services available to you and how to access them. To help us to plan this, please tell us through which communications mechanisms you would prefer to receive information (please tick all that apply).

* 6. Please use this space to provide any further feedback you may have in relation to the proposed future model.

You do not have to answer the following questions, but this will help us to understand if we are capturing views from all parts of our community.

* 7. What is your gender?

* 8. What is your age?

* 9. What is your sexual orientation?

* 10. Please tell us what you consider your ethnicity to be

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.

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