What we offer
Extended Working Hours
Bury GP Federation provides extended working hours cover across 3 sites in Bury (Moorgate Health Centre, Fairfax Medical Centre and Radcliffe Medical Centre). The service runs 7 days and is available to all patients registered with a GP in Bury. This provides a convenient way for patients to access their GP during regular working hours difficult and can be booked through their own Practice.
The service operates Mon – Fri 6.30pm – 8pm and also at weekends 8.30am – 6pm.
On a Saturday the service also provides practice nurse appointments which can cover patient reviews, blood tests and many other aspects of care.
Vulnerable Patient Service
Over the course of a weekend the Federation operate a Vulnerable Patient Service, which pro-actively contacts Bury patients (referred by their GP) who it is thought may be at risk of hospital admission. The service offers advice, home visits, referral to other NHS services or just some reassurance to patients. This acts as an early warning sign for these patients which will hopefully prevent them from needing hospitalisation.
GP Cover for Intermediate Care
The Federation provides GP cover at the Bealeys Community Hospital 7 days a week. The GP provides ward rounds for all patients admitted to the unit, which has vastly reduced numerous GPs attending Bealeys to see their own individual patients.
Clinical Pharmacist in Practice Pilot
As part of Phase 1 of the Department of Health’s Clinical Pharmacists for General Practice pilot, we have been operational for 12 months and have quickly established a Patient facing role delivering services as part of the General Practice team and the wider Primary Care community.
Clinical pharmacists work as part of the General Practice team to resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medications and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.
Having clinical pharmacists in GP Practices means GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example on diagnosing and treating patients with complex conditions. This helps GPs manage the demands on their time.
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