This section contains information specific to the Bury locality, including locally-commissioned services, the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, local health profile (compared with national public health data), Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and the locality plan.

GMLPC Bury Locality Lead

Mohamed Patel is the GMLPC Locality Lead for Bury. He is supported by Fin Mc Caul.

Bury news & updates

Bury – EOI Lateral Flow Testing – DEADLINE: Sunday 5th December 2021

CHL have been commissioned by Bury CCG to run an expression of interest (EOI) process for a Community Pharmacy Lateral Flow Testing Service in Bury.

All Contractors who wish to be commissioned to deliver this service should complete the expression of interest (EOI) by Sunday 5th December 2021.

A draft service specification has been published for your reference. The service is due to go live at the start of December. If you have any questions please contact enquiries@cpgmhealthcare.co.uk

Care navigation may increase patient visits to pharmacies (Oct 2018)

Care navigation is now live in GP practices across the borough of Bury, which may increase patient visits to pharmacies. Trained care navigators will help patients see the right healthcare professional for their needs. Where appropriate, they will advise patients to visit a local pharmacy. Find out more.

Nutrition and hydration pilot

Pharmacy teams can get resources to help improve nutrition and hydration in older and vulnerable people in Bury, as part of a new pilot in some areas of Greater Manchester. The resources available include staff training/education, information booklets for patients/customers, and paper armbands that help identify people who may be at risk due to low BMI. Pharmacies may also find this visual checklist helpful. For more information, contact your local project lead: Carmel Berke, 07846 880694, cberke@ageuksalford.org.uk.

Local commissioners

Bury CCG

Bury Council

The Bury Directory – A website with useful signposting and other local area information.