NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) next routine Primary Care Commissioning Committee and Governing Body meetings are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 28th November. Members of the public are invited to come along to observe. Both meetings will be held at Townside Primary Care Centre, Knowsley Place in Bury (5th floor).

The Primary Care Commissioning Committee oversees the work of the CCG in relation to the commissioning of Primary Care services, such as GP services. Regular items on the agenda include quality along with primary care health and wellbeing project updates. Additional items on this meeting’s agenda will include find and treat, a service that will identify patients who have undiagnosed conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes and offer them the best care to manage their condition, a pilot project for GPs to make referrals to community pharmacy. The committee will meet at the slightly later time of 12.15 pm.

The Governing Body meeting is scheduled to take place at 3 pm. This meeting is where discussions and decisions happen in relation to the planning and funding of local health services. Regular items on the agenda will include the progress of the transformation of local health and care service in Bury, finance, quality and performance. Additional items on the agenda for the meeting will include a patient story from a military veteran and an update on urgent care.

Public questions relating to agenda items being discussed at the Governing Body and Primary Care Commissioning Committee meetings are welcome. These should be submitted in advance to allow sufficient time for the question to be picked up and processed in advance of the meetings.

Question forms are available on the CCG’s website (www.buryccg.nhs.uk) under ‘Your local NHS’, and paper copies can be obtained by contacting the CCG by telephone on 0161 762 1646 or by email at buccg.corporateoffice@nhs.net.

Dr. Jeff Schryer, Chair of NHS Bury CCG said: “Our Governing Body and Primary Care meetings are held in public and 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 and learn more about our work and to get involved.”

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