New GP data-sharing system delayed – our response

We have joined forces with leading patient groups to respond to the Government’s plans around GP data sharing. NHS Digital have recently announced plans to allow an NHS system to extract patient data from doctors’ surgeries in England. The new data-sharing system was due to start in July but has now been pushed back to … Read More

GP access review must be part of NHS COVID-19 recovery

Our research shows that tens of thousands of people struggled to contact or see their doctor during the first year of the pandemic. Find out more in our new report. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally shifted the way we use our GP practice. Instead of phoning for an appointment or … Read More

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

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    

GP Access and appointments survey

During 2017/18, general practice represented one of the most common areas the people of Bury had been telling us about. A significant proportion of this feedback related to the experiences in accessing an appointment with a doctor. In response to public feedback the aim of Healthwatch Bury’s 2018 ‘GP Access … Read More

New system will help patients receive the right care

A new system being introduced at GP practices across Bury will help patients to access the right care to meet their needs. Over 100 GP practice staff in Bury, including receptionists, have been trained to assist patients with seeing the right healthcare professional for their needs, by asking patients about … Read More

Know what’s open over the summer bank holiday

Patients are being urged to get organised ahead of the summer bank holiday, be aware of service availability and request repeat prescriptions in advance. GP and pharmacy services will be limited on bank holiday Monday 27th August 2018. The GP extended working hours project allows for additional GP appointments to … Read More