Digital-first approach rolled out across Bury GP practices

PATIENTS in Bury are now able to make online visits to their GP and receive advice and support virtually as more practices roll out new technology during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The new digital technology allows patients to request: help from their GP practice by completing a short form online, … Read More

New Government strategy: Stay alert

The Government has set out the plans for moving to the next phase of its response to the virus. We are working to update the content on our website to align with the changes in advice. The main changes to the top line advice includes: Stay at home as much as possible Work … Read More

Can you help to knit some hearts?

Beacon (social prescribing service) are working with Bury Local Care Organisation knitting hearts which will be given to local care facilities in Bury. One of the hearts is given to the patient and the other heart is given to a family member who cannot be with them. I have attached … Read More

Rough sleeper resources

Groundswell have developed resources to support people experiencing homelessness during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These include guidance for people who are rough sleeping and living in temporary accommodation and tools for planning a local response. Working with our volunteers – people who have slept rough and those residing in … Read More

What is domestic abuse and how can I get support?

If you are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse, or are worried about someone who might be, find out where you can go for advice and help. The information in this article is taken from Refuge, Women’s Aid and Woman’s Trust. Women’s Aid defines domestic abuse as an … Read More

NHS -Help us help you get the treatment you need

If you need medical help you should still contact your GP practice, use NHS 111 online or call 111. If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you go to hospital. We’ll give you the care you need POSTER    

Survey – Tell the NHS about your current experience of coronavirus

This survey will help the NHS understand more about how and where coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting people currently. By answering some quick questions, you can help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus. If you need medical advice about your coronavirus symptoms, contact: England: NHS 111 online coronavirus service Scotland: … Read More

Forever Manchester Community Support Fund

During these uncertain times, we know that grassroot community groups are responding to the impact of Covid-19 through kindness, coming together to help those most affected however they can. To support these local responses, Forever Manchester is offering awards of up to £1,000. Community Support Fund Criteria The Community Support … Read More

Coronavirus: What does shielding mean?

Advice and Information – 26 March 2020 From 23 March 2020, the Government is contacting around 1.5 million NHS patients by letter, with guidance and information on ‘shielding’. Here’s some more information to help you understand what shielding means in practice. Last updated 26/03/2020 People that have been identified from their … Read More