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Consultation on the redesign of urgent care services in Bury officially starts today

Patients and the public of Bury are invited to share their views on a proposed future model for urgent care in Bury.  

Following discussions with the Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting last week,  NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is now launching a consultation on its urgent care redesign following a period of public engagement.  

Starting today, the consultation will last for a full 8 weeks, coming to an end on Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 5pm.

Through the consultation, the CCG aims to capture the views and feedback from local people, stakeholders and health care professionals alike.

Urgent care services are those that are designed to assist with patients with an illness or injury that does not appear to be an emergency, but is considered too urgent to wait for routine care.


Following a public and stakeholder engagement period in the autumn of 2016, at its meeting on 18th January 2017, the Governing Body of NHS Bury CCG reconfirmed the clinical model, however, advocated some changes to reflect themes which emerged during the public engagement period. 


The clinical model for urgent care and the proposed revisions as described in the Governing Body paper (available here) at its meeting in January, is now the subject of a formal consultation. 

Dr. Kiran Patel, Chair of NHS Bury CCG said: “The key themes that the CCG took from feedback in the earlier engagement phase are that patients and professionals view the current urgent care system as confusing and that patients want to get the right care from the right place at the right time.”

“Our proposed model has already been the subject of a lively debate through extensive engagement; we took on board what we heard and are now at the point where we can consult formally. Clinically, the CCG believes that this is the right thing to do and that this model will future proof urgent care services for local people for years to come.”

“We need to capture views before a formal decision is made by the CCG and I would encourage local people to have their say.”

The format of the formal consultation will be as follows:

  • The consultation will build on the learning from the initial and extensive 8 week public and stakeholder engagement period
  • An online survey is available here > LINK
  • A paper copy of the survey can be obtained by calling 0161 762 3166 or by emailing buccg.communications@nhs.net 
  • Two public meetings will be held – details to be confirmed
  • Views can be sent to the CCG by letter or e-mail:

By letter to, NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group, Communications and Engagement Team (Urgent Care Redesign), 21 Silver Street, Bury, BL9 0EN

By e-mail to, buccg.communications@nhs.net

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee has invited the CCG to return to discuss the proposals and any emerging themes from this consultation.  A final decision on the proposed model will be made at a future CCG Governing Body meeting.  


Date: 15th February 2017

FOR PRESS & MEDIA ENQUIRIES: NHS Bury CCG’s Press Office on 0161 762 3106 or email buccg.communications@nhs.net   


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