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​New recruits will inspire future of health and care in Bury

News   •   Jul 31, 2019 16:34 BST

A big recruitment drive in Bury for nurses, therapists and social workers is under way as the borough’s new health and care revolution swings into action.

Dozens of nurses, physiotherapists, social workers and occupational therapists are needed as part of Bury’s plan to bring together health and social care services.

  • A recruitment drop-in event is being held at Bury Town Hall, Peel Room, Knowsley Street, BL9 0ST, on Wednesday 7 August between 3pm and 7pm.

The new approach will see the way care and support is delivered to people completely changed, with social workers and nurses, as well as the voluntary, community and faith sector, working together as one team in the same office to decide what treatment or support men and women need.

This will mean improved and better coordinated care for people.

In April this year, Bury Local Care Organisation (Bury LCO) was launched to oversee these improvements in our population’s health and wellbeing.

A key aim of the organisation is to deliver health and care services in the home and the community, where most people would prefer to be treated, with hospital or care homes only being used for those whose needs cannot be met elsewhere.

Kath Wynne-Jones, chief officer at Bury LCO, said: “This is a really exciting time to be involved in health and care in Bury.

“Nurses, therapists and social workers who join our teams will have a real chance to shape how we look after people in future, as well as work in an innovative atmosphere and across traditional boundaries.”

Bury LCO is looking for nurses, therapists, social workers and support workers of all levels of experience, both qualified and unqualified, in roles ranging from managerial to officers.

Some of the vacancies are for new integrated neighbourhood teams, which work in five designated areas in the borough, while others are for our intermediate care teams, which focus on providing care to people at home, or in a rehabilitation centre like Killelea House, so they can recover from illness or injury in comfortable surroundings outside hospital.

There will also be vacancies for advanced practitioners, pharmacists, neighbourhood connectors, who will work closely with communities, and administration and support staff.

  • A recruitment drop-in event is being held at Bury Town Hall, Peel Room, Knowsley Street, BL9 0ST, on Wednesday, August 7, between 3pm and 7pm.
  • Vacancies will be advertised on the Bury LCO website – Also, follow Bury LCO on Twitter for updates @burylco


Issued: 31 July 2019.

Notes to editors:

Photo caption: Nurses and social workers from the Bury Local Care Organisation.

Bury LCO is a formal alliance of partners, including Bury Council, Bury GP Federation, BARDOC, Bury Voluntary, Community and Faith Alliance, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (Salford Royal and Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trusts), Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and Persona Care and Support Ltd.

These organisations have made a commitment to work together as a single, innovative new body within the public sector, responsible for the transformation and delivery of a group of services. They will work as one joined-up team rather than separate organisations, leading to more coordinated help and support, getting the best value for public money.

Greater Manchester is leading the way nationally with the new health and care partnership approach, which follows the historic devolution deal between the city region and central government, and allows the area to take charge of its £6 billion health and social care budget, tailoring services for the people they serve.

Each borough has produced a plan on how to do this – called a Locality Plan - and Bury LCO will contribute to implementing Bury’s plan. Bury is investing £19.2 million from devolution’s Greater Manchester Transformation Fund in order to create services fit for the 21st century.

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