Health really does Matter

A new E-Newsletter has been launched to keep local people up to date and encourage them to have a greater say in how the health service in Bury is organised

Health Matters’ is NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) new quarterly public E-newsletter.  Health Matters aims to update local people about the work of the CCG and how they can get involved to shape the way that services are planned and delivered. 

NHS Bury CCG is the new commissioning organisation for Bury. The CCG launched on the 1st of April this year and its job is to plan and purchase a range of health services for local people.  

The first issue of Health Matters encourages local people to ‘Get Involved’.  It also includes information about:

  • The CCG’s Patient Prospectus, which covers what the CCG does, its priorities, vision and values.
  • A story on the NHS Health Check, a national service which aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease in adults.
  • A feature on Healthier Together, a project looking at transforming the way that hospital services across Greater Manchester are delivered, and;
  • A new project which aims to identify patients at risk of dementia due to a learning disability or other condition. 

Health Matters is available online and people can sign up to receive each edition by e-mail directly to their inbox.

Dr. Kiran Patel, local GP and Chair of NHS Bury CCG, said: "Health Matters aims to let you know about our work and how you can get involved and help shape local health services in the future.  We are committed to working together with our partners and local people to ensure that local services are responsive, efficient and offer good value for money.   Health Matters is just one way that we are reaching out into our local communities to keep people informed and to give them the opportunity to get involved and make a difference.” 

To subscribe to Health Matters, go to www.buryccg.nhs.uk click on 'news and media centre’ and then click on ‘Subscribe to Health Matters’ to enter your details to subscribe, and click on the link to read the first issue

ENDS

Date: 9th August 2013   

FOR PRESS & MEDIA ENQUIRIES: contact Caroline Dearden, Communications and Engagement Manager on 0161 762 3106 or email buccg.communications@nhs.net  

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