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 the CCG's Communications and Engagement Team on 0800 588 4400 (freephone) or BOLCCG.communications@nhs.net

Stroke care

This story is all about what happened when Brenda had a stroke in 2009 which includes 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.

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 in May 2016 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.

Early Pregnancy Unit

Louise unfortunately had a miscarriage in early 2017, but she is now currently expecting again. Click on the link above to read about her experiences of accessing the Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU)

Hip replacements

This is a story of a 34 year old Bolton patient called Danielle who had a hip replacement in October 2013. Click on the link above to read her story.

District Nursing - treatment of burns

This is a story told by a Bolton patient called Lizzie who had treatment from district nursing for a burn in the summer of 2016. Click on the link above to read her story.

Shared Lives

This is a story told by a Bolton patient called Derek who suffered financial, physical and emotional abuse from his neighbour in early 2014 and received help and support from various NHS services and Shared Lives. Click on the link above to read his story.

Giving birth in Bolton

A Bolton patient called Sarah recently gave birth to a little girl at Royal Bolton Hospital. Click on the link above to read her story.

A&E visit

This is a story of a Bolton patient who took her 40 year old son to Bolton’s A&E Department in November 2016. Click on the link above to read their story.

Importance of a getting a Health Check

Importance of having a cervical smear screening

This is a story of a Bolton patient called Sarah who recently had her first smear, and wanted to encourage other women to do the same.

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