Fresh eyes on end of life care


“Caring for people who are dying is an everyday occurrence in acute hospitals” says this report from Hospice UK. “With around 46% of all deaths in England occurring in hospital, it is important that hospitals provide good quality, compassionate care.” The report describes a way of exploring the patient, family … Read More

Young People & Mental Health – work with Bury College Student

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Last year Healthwatch Bury worked with a young student, Xander Ross, from Bury College. Xander focused on mental health as a topic and developed a short video highlighting depression as an area of concern for young people. We would like to thank Xander and Bury College for this excellent piece of work. … Read More

Should I see a pharmacist instead of a doctor?


Avoid the wait at the GP and know when to visit your pharmacist instead. Look at how your pharmacist can help you. Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals who can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses. The pharmacist will let you know if you need … Read More

Men’s Health & free hospital admission avoidance workshop


Even today, one UK man in five still dies before the age of 65 with dramatic differences between different groups on men. The ‘inequality gap’ in life expectancy is bigger for men than women and growing. Men are more to die of circulatory disease, liver disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide.  Men are … Read More

Suicide prevention Training Sessions in Bury

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If you work or volunteer in Bury and would benefit from attending a FREE 3 hour suicide prevention training session then register your interest by emailing –  POSTER  TIMES & VENUE 

Speak up and help improve health and care in Bury


We all love the NHS and value social care support, but let’s make it even better this year. Tell us about your experiences of health and social care, and the changes that you would like to see made locally. #SpeakUp2020 We’re calling on more people to share their views and experiences … Read More