Health decision makers to meet next week

NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) next Governing Body meeting is taking place next week, and members of the public are invited to come along and observe.

The Governing Body meetings are where discussions and decisions happen in relation to the planning and funding of local health services.

The next meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 28th September from 3pm at Townside Primary Care Centre, Knowsley Place in Bury (5th floor).  Regular items on the agenda will include finance, performance and quality. 

The Governing Body will also consider a paper in relation to the prescribing of gluten free items for adults in Bury.  Earlier in the year, the Governing Body reviewed a proposal around how patients would be better supported to manage their condition should prescribing in this area be stopped.  The Governing Body requested that the proposal be further developed to provide full assurance that NICE guidelines would be consistently applied, and provide assurance that the approach would improve both the equity and quality of support for patients through information and education and actively encouraging patients to seek annual reviews in the monitoring and management of their condition.  A further developed proposal will be considered at this (September’s) meeting and a decision will be made on future prescribing in this area.

Public questions relating to the agenda items being discussed are welcome.  These should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. This will allow sufficient time for the question to be picked up and processed in advance of the meeting.   

Question forms are available on the CCG’s website ( under ‘Your local NHS, Boardroom’ then ‘rules of the Governing Body’, and paper copies can be obtained by contacting the CCG by telephone on 0161 762 3072 or by email at

Dr. Kiran Patel, Chair and Clinical Lead for NHS Bury CCG said: “Our Governing Body meetings provide a great opportunity for local people to come along and find out more about what we do and to get closer to the decision making process about the services we plan and purchase on their behalf.  We regularly welcome members of the public to our meetings and I would encourage anyone who would like to find out more about what we do and how we make decisions to come along.”

Anyone unable to attend in person can follow the meeting online live on Twitter at @NHSBuryCCG 

The agenda and papers for the meeting will be available on the ‘Your local NHS, Boardroom’ section of the CCG website in advance of the meeting.


Date: 20th September 2016

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