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Public Meeting on Health Devolution

by prestwichfocus on 17 February, 2016

Bury’s ‘Healthwatch’ is organising a public meeting on Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution. Date: Thursday 25th February 2016, 2.00pm – 4.00pm Venue: Bury Unitarian Church, 1 Bank Lane, Bury, BL9 0DN Light refreshments will be provided. They are interested in hearing your thoughts and comments about Devolution in Greater Manchester. In partnership with […]

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Mental Health Campaign Launched

by prestwichfocus on 3 November, 2015

Yesterday, Lib Dem Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb MP launched a cross-party campaign for improved funding for mental health services. He was joined by Alistair Campbell and Andrew Mitchell MP, as well a significant number of other r politicians, professionals, celebrities, mental health charities and community leaders. Norman Lamb said people with mental ill health “don’t […]

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Reporting Back: Health Scrutiny Panel

by prestwichfocus on 3 November, 2015

Last month was the regular meeting of Bury Council’s Health Scrutiny Panel. Here is my report on the meeting which looked at the I Will if You Will project, Deferred Payments for Social Care, Lifestyle Change proposal from the NHS and Gluten Free Prescribing. I Will If You Will The Committee received an update report […]

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New Guide to Health Services for Older People

by prestwichfocus on 15 October, 2015

Independent Age is a charity that helps older people across the UK to live well with dignity, choice and control. They have announced the launch of their latest free information guide – Your health and the NHS: helping you get the care you need as you get older. It advises older people on getting the […]

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Pharmacy Opening Times August Bank Holiday

by prestwichfocus on 19 August, 2015

Information is correct at the time of publication, please check availability before you travel. Asda Pharmacy, Pilsworth Road, Pilsworth, Bury, BL9 8RS, 9am – 6pm Asda Pharmacy, Riverside Retail Park, Pilkington Way, Radcliffe M26 3DA, 9am – 6pm Asda Pharmacy, Spring Street, Bury, BL9 0RN, 9am – 6pm Boots, Unit 1, Woodfields Retail Park, Peel […]

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Healthwatch Dental Services Survey

by prestwichfocus on 12 August, 2015

Healthwatch Bury is currently undertaking a survey to find out what patients’ experience has been regarding the dental provision in the Bury area. This survey is targeted at people with disabilities however we want to hear feedback from anyone who is using dental services in the Borough of Bury. We would be grateful if you […]

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Whitefield Ambulance Station to Close

by prestwichfocus on 5 August, 2015

It has now been confirmed that Whitefield Ambulance Station is closing. As we understand the ‘HQ function’ (offices) that have been there are going to Bolton. One ambulance will be based at to Whitefield Fire Station, in Bury New Road, while the other will now be based at Bury Ambulance Station in Birch Street. The […]

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Dementia Awareness Week 18-24 May 2015

by prestwichfocus on 20 May, 2015

This week is Dementia Awareness Week Bury Council’s Social Development Team, alongside Bury Dementia Action Alliance, Making Space Dementia Charity, the Alzheimer’s Society, have planned a week of events to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of Dementia. Please click here to view a programme of the week’s events. Apologies for circulating this after the […]

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May Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

by prestwichfocus on 22 April, 2015

NHS Bury has published pharmacy opening hours for the bank holiday Mondays 4 May and Monday 25 May 2015.

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New Booklet to support people with Dementia

by prestwichfocus on 15 April, 2015

GPs across Bury are taking a more active role in the diagnosis and care for patients living with dementia from this month onwards. It is important that people with dementia have regular check-ups and seek support as soon as possible if they develop any health concerns. GPs across Bury have now received additional training to […]

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