Matt Hancock commits £90m cash boost to Bury CCG


In a visit to Lancashire this week, health secretary Matt Hancock committed £90.4m to the Bury clinical commissioning group (CCG).

The funding will be over the next four years, delivered by 2023-24.

He made the promise while visiting to a walk-in centre in the town centre which is feared to be under threat of closure

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According to a report from This is Lancashire, he said: “I’m here because James asked me to come to see the services that are provided and to talk to the local leadership about putting extra services into Bury and I want to see services expanding here so that everybody can have access to the NHS that they need.”

He made the visit as reports suggest that the Bury CCG is looking to make cuts of £12.5m to balance the books by next year.

The local news source detailed how Cllr Daly said he was glad that the health secretary accepted his invitation to Bury and described the meeting as “very positive”.

He said: “I’m delighted the Secretary of State accepted my invitation to come to speak to local managers, clinicians and leaders of local health services within Bury.”

Adding: “The government are putting record funding into services within our town and the urgent care review that’s happening at the moment in our town is really, really important for the future of the integration of social care and medical services and to ensure that all our residents get the best possible services, clinical and medical, going forward.”

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