Your Stories

NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is committed to involving local people in everything we do.  We want to hear about your experience of using NHS services.

Lots of Bolton people have already shared their stories with us.  Click on the links below to find out what they had to say.

If you would like to share your story, or would like more information, please contact Hannah Carrington, Engagement Officer at or on 0800 588 4400.

Stroke care

This story is all about what happened when Brenda had a stroke including the importance of the help and support she received afterwards.

Healthy lifestyle changes

This is the story of a 59 year old Bolton man who has multiple health conditions including heart disease, prostate cancer, and pre diabetes.  This is an inspirational story about how a small change can make a massive difference.

Mental health care 

Lucy is 26 years old and received help for anxiety, depression, and panic attacks from the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (often known as IAPT) services in Bolton.  Click on the link above to hear Lucy tell her story in her own words.

CCG roadshow – 26 March 2015 

At our first roadshow event we asked Bolton people about their experiences of using NHS services and filmed their responses.  Click on the link above to find out what they said.

 CCG roadshow – 6 August 2015 

At our next roadshow we asked local people how they found getting an appointment with their GP.  Click on the link above to see the film.

Maternity services

Sharon lives in Chorley and has been using Bolton’s maternity services since 2012. Click on the link above to read Sharon's story in her own words. 

Care over Christmas

Susan became ill with pneumonia in December 2015 after a holiday, and needed treatment over the Christmas break. 

Hospital care

This is a story about a Bolton patient called Julie who was diagnosed with gastroenteritis and stayed at the Royal Bolton Hospital for two days. Click on the link above to read Julie's story.

Personal Healthcare Budgets (PHB)

Paul's life completely changed in 2012 when he unfortunately suffered a brain stem stroke. He has been left quadriplegic and unable to speak effectively, but having a Personal Healthcare budget has really helped. Click on the link above to read his story.

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