Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been rated ‘good’ by NHS England for the second year in a row.

All CCGs are assessed every year and their performance is ranked as outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.

NHS Bury CCG – which plans and funds health services for Bury residents – has a number of strengths and areas of good practice including:

  • Treatment of diabetes patients
  • Appropriate prescribing of broad spectrum antibiotics
  • Supporting carers with a long term condition to manage their condition
  • Improving access to psychological therapies
  • Annual health checks for people with a learning disability
  • Diagnosis rate for people with dementia
  • Dementia care
  • Patients waiting over 52 weeks for treatment
  • Achievement of clinical standards in the delivery of 7 day services
  • Utilisation of the NHS e-referral service to enable choice at first routine elective referral

Dr Jeff Schryer, Chairman of Bury CCG said “The assessment of these services is a credit to all teams working hard in Bury to provide high quality care and is particularly welcoming as we continue to deal with the challenges of Covid-19

“I’d like to thank staff, GP member practices and partners for their commitment to providing access to good quality health and care services.”

Bury CCG also received the highest rating – a green star – for quality of leadership and end of year finance rating.

For more information about the ratings visit the NHS England Website.

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DATE: 27th November 2020