Nationally, the government is proposing major changes to the way in which health and social care services are designed and delivered.
The new strategy has been developed by a new body called the Health and Well Being Board. It's in shadow form until April 2013. This is made up of key leaders from the local health and social care system. Their role is to improve the health and well being of the people of Bury and reduce health inequalities.
You are central to improvements and identifying local priorities, indeed continual engagement is the building block for this strategy. It cannot succeed without the engagement and involvement of all the people of Bury and the deliverers of Health and Social Care services.
Please click on the link to the right of this page to view the Draft Strategy
We recognise that involving local people, partners and providers in Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy development and the overall work of the board is critical if we are to be successful. We are developing our approaches and further updates on this and how you can get involved will be posted on these webpages over the coming months.
What's it all about? - What's going on with our Health Service?
The new Health and Social Care Act 2012 will mean the way health services are commissioned (paid for) and delivered will change. It's important for everyone who lives and works in Bury knows about these changes.
Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health and Well Being Boards, HealthWatch, Patient Panels - what do they all mean, what are they going to do?
The links on the left will take you to an explanation of each of these with additional links. If you want to know how to be engaged the details are on each page.
The links on the right will take you to the Health and Well Being Strategy - Living Well in Bury. They also contain useful local sites and information.
Public Health annual reports
The annual Public Health reports are independent reports by the Director of Public Health for Bury. They recommend how the health service and its partners can improve health.
The Public Health Annual Report raises issues relating to the main causes of early deaths in Bury, that is smoking, obesity and alcohol. It also celebrates the good work in Bury and points to how we could make further progress.
To view or download a copy of the Public Health Annual Report 2013 click on the downloads on the right.