As part of national reforms within the NHS, CCGs came into power on the 1st April 2013.

CCGs put clinicians such as doctors and nurses in charge of making decisions about local health services.

NHS Bury CCG is made up of the 33 GP Practices in the town, each being a Member Practice of the CCG. We have a budget to plan and purchase a range of health services including those provided in hospitals and out in the community, for our population of over 190,000 patients.

CCGs are clinically led, with doctors and nurses who sit on the Board and Clinical Cabinet. Our Board has a Pharmacist member and our Clinical Cabinet has healthcare professionals taking the lead on a range of priority areas including urgent care, mental health and medicines management.

We have a Patient Cabinet, which has a number of local patient representatives and a Chair (the Patients’ Champion) to help us to gather the views and feedback from local communities about the services we plan and purchase.

We are completely committed to a more joined up way of working with a view to improving the quality and provision of services. We truly believe that the whole is greater that the sum of its parts and that by working in partnership we can improve services, patient experience and outcomes, and overcome barriers which can exist by working in isolation.

Read more about our work in our first annual report, which you can access here.