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Autumn issue of Health Matters now available

The autumn issue of our E-newsletter is now available to access online. 

Health Matters is NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) quarterly public E-newsletter.  It updates local people about the work of the CCG and how the CCG aims to make a difference to healthcare locally.  Health Matters also explains how readers can get involved in the work of the CCG, to shape the way that services in Bury are planned and delivered. 

NHS Bury CCG is the commissioning organisation for Bury and its job is to plan and purchase a range of health services for local people.   

The autumn edition of Health Matters includes: An overview of our activities over the summer to capture local views on the Healthier Together consultation;  a feature on the Healthy Minds service which enables Bury residents who are feeling low, worried or stressed to access support and advice without the need to get referred by their GP; its flu vaccine season again and this issue has a feature on flu and who is eligible to get the vaccine for free; links to support to quit smoking during Stoptober and a feature on activities happening in Bury to mark World Mental Health Day.

Dr. Kiran Patel, Chair and Clinical Lead of NHS Bury CCG said: "We are committed to ensuring that services are responsive, efficient and offer good value for money.  Health Matters is just one way that we are reaching out to our local communities to keep people informed of our work and to give them the opportunity to get involved and make a difference."

"We will be launching a new online tool soon which will enable people to tell us how they would like to get involved in our work, how much information they would like to receive and areas they are most interested in.  We will keep you updated on this exciting development, and if you want to know more, you can let us know via the story in Health Matters.”  

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

To read the Autumn issue of Health Matters please visit:


Date: 7th October 2014

FOR PRESS & MEDIA ENQUIRIES: contact Carrie Dearden, Communications and Engagement Manager on 0161 762 3106 or email


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