Bury services

In the event that your pharmacy needs to suspend the delivery of locally commissioned services due to closures (either planned, unplanned or partial closures) contractors are responsible for notifying the commissioner.

Bury Locally Commissioned Services:

Sexual Health Services

Emergency Hormone Contraception (EHC)

Service Specification-11/09/2021 – 31/03/2022

Letter from Bury Council -September 2021

Levonorgestrel PGD – 31/08/2019 – 30/08/2021


Supporting Documents

Levonorgestrel Temporary Adjustment – 01/10/2020 – 30/06/2021

Bury family planning services

Fraser guidelines assessment form

Page 1 -Supply and administration of POEC Levonelle 1500

Page 2 -Supply and administration of POEC Levonelle 1500

Patient Information Leaflet – Progestogen only emergency contraception

PharmOutcomes Update

COVID-19 Updates 

Levonorgestrel Temporary Update– 01/10/2020-30/06/2021

Key Contact

Shenna Paynter Public Health Programme Lead (Population Healthcare and Sexual Health) Department of Communities and Wellbeing Bury Council

Telephone: 0161 253 6831

Email: s.paynter@bury.gov.uk

Email: CWProcurement@bury.gov.uk

Chlamydia Treatment

Service Specification-01/04/19 – 31/03/2020 Please see extension letter

Extension Letter -01/04/2020 – 31/03/2021

Azithromycin PGD -07/01/2021 – 06/01/2023

Doxycycline PGD– 07/01/2021 – 06/01/2023

Supporting Documents

Chlamydia Treatment Client Audit sheet

Supply of treatment check list for treatment of uncomplicated genital Chlamydia

Partner notification form

PharmOutcomes Update

Key Contact

Shenna Paynter Public Health Programme Lead (Population Healthcare and Sexual Health) Department of Communities and Wellbeing Bury Council

Telephone: 0161 253 6831

Email: s.paynter@bury.gov.uk

Email: CWProcurement@bury.gov.uk


Substance Misuse Services

Supervised Consumption

Service Specification– Updated 02/07/2021


Supporting Documents

Bury Directory (Information and advice you need about Bury, from business information and healthcare services to activities in and around the Bury area) The Bury Directory – Activities, Services & Events in Bury

Live Well Service (lifestyle / health & wellbeing service and our local stop smoking service) https://theburydirectory.co.uk/services/bury-live-well-service

Achieve (Adult drug & alcohol service): https://theburydirectory.co.uk/services/achieve-bury-gmmh

Early Break (Young people’s drug & alcohol service):  https://theburydirectory.co.uk/services/early-break

Beacon Service (Social prescribing) – https://theburydirectory.co.uk/services/beacon-service-social-prescribing

PharmOutcomes Update

Achieve Batch Prescription Process

COVID-19 Updates

Guidance for Community Pharmacies COVID-19

Letter re Covid-19 – Mar 2020 Final

Pharmacy Nominated Pick-up Protocol – Mar 2020 Final

Pharmacy Nominated Pick-up Request Form Final

Letter to Pharmacies re pick-ups – March 2020 JD

Key Contact

Sarah Turton; Substance Misuse Lead within the Public Health Team at Bury Council

Telephone: 0161 253 6705

Email: s.turton@bury.gov.uk.

Needle and Syringe Exchange

Service Specification -New service specification requested (04/05/2020)

Service Specification Holding letter – 10/03/21

The service specifications for both supervised consumption and needle and syringe exchange expired in 2015.

GMLPC have been working to ensure an updated specification or extension letter is in place to ensure that service provision is safe and updated in line with any national guidance or changes.

Bury Council have confirmed that a new service level agreement will be provided by April 2021 and have provided a holding letter to allow contractors to continue service delivery until this is in place. Please see the above holding letter for further information.

Supporting Documents

Pharmoutcomes Update

Key Contact

Nicola Lee Strategic Planning & Development Lead Bury Council Dept for Communities & Wellbeing 1st Floor 3 Knowsley Place Bury BL9 0EJ

Telephone: 0161 253 6008

Email: n.lee@bury.gov.uk

Any queries please contact CWProcurement@bury.gov.uk

Alcohol Services

Currently not commissioned in this locality

Stop Smoking Services

Smoking Cessation

Currently not commissioned in this locality

NRT Voucher Scheme

Champix PGD

Currently not commissioned in this locality

End of Life Services

Palliative Care Stock Holding

Service Specification – 01/04/2020 – 31/03/2021

The commissioner has confirmed that the service specification is in the process of being updated. Final documentation will be shared once this has been finalised.

COVID-19 Updates

Community EOL medicines stocklist and OOH flyer

Key Contact

Salina Callighan

Bury CCG Medicines Optimisation Team

Email: salina.callighan@nhs.net

Out of Hours

Currently not commissioned in this locality

Minor Ailments Services

Eye Condition Services

Covid-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES)

Supporting Documents

CUES Service Summary One Pager

CUES Practice list Bury September 2020

PE UES Poster AW 1

PE UES Poster AW 1b practice poster

PE UES Poster AW 2

PE UES Poster AW 2b practice poster

Urgent Eyecare Service Leaflet

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CUES (COVID-19 Urgent Eye Care Service) was launched to support the pandemic. This service now supersedes the Minor Eye Condition Service (MECS)

The CUES is an extended version of the MECS service which allows remote consultation and uses IT capability to provide a digital service. In some areas, an Independent prescriber may be used to prescribe medicines for the patient.

For further details please refer to the service summary, available here

Where a medicine is required, this will normally be supplied or prescribed by the optometrist, as part of the consultation, through the issue of an NHS CUES written order. The written order is signed by the prescriber. This will be supplied by a community pharmacy of the patient’s choice.

You should only receive NHS CUES written orders from patients registered with a GP from one of the areas above (previously MECS areas).

For further information click here

Minor Eye Conditions NHS Community Dispensing Service (MECS)

NOTE: If you would like information/advice about how to get commissioned to provide an advanced or local enhanced service, contact us on 0161 228 6163 or via enquiries@gmlpc.org.uk.