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Cheshire CCG Independent Governing Body Recruitment 2019
Cheshire CCG Independent Governing Body Recruitment 2019

The Cheshire CCGs will come together to work as one single strategic commissioner for Cheshire from April 2020. The newly formed Governing Body of the Cheshire CCG will support the evolution of clinical commissioning to form a stronger and more efficient commissioner that is widely focused on population health and closer integration with both Cheshire local authorities.

14 November 2019
Windmill Christmas market charity evening in Bollington

A local beautician from Bollington whose mother has been treated at The Christie is organising a Christmas market to help raise funds to bring The Christie to Macclesfield.

14 November 2019
Health Matters: Stress Awareness Day

The first Wednesday in November each year is national Stress Awareness Day. We all know what it’s like to feel stressed – being under pressure is part of everyday life.

That’s why I’m urging everyone to take a moment to think about our wellbeing and seek advice if we need it. I’m also urging employees to create a ‘stress awareness space’ at their workplace as it can make a huge difference to share your feelings.

11 November 2019
Names announced for new mental health wards in Macclesfield

Local NHS Trust Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) recently announced the names for two new specialist mental health wards opening in Macclesfield.

05 November 2019
Health Matters: Movember

This Movember I’m urging people to grow a ‘tash, host an event and get moving.

Movember was started by two friends in Australia in the pub one night. Back in 2003, they decided that encouraging blokes to grow a moustache and seek sponsorship would be a great way to raise money for men’s health.

05 November 2019
Antimicrobial resistance

Many NHS treatments could become dangerous unless more is done to tackle the threat posed by antimicrobial (including antibiotic) resistance.

01 November 2019
Local NHS unites in the fight against flu

NHS organisations in Cheshire have come together to encourage people to get vaccinated against flu this winter.

29 October 2019
Health Matters: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Although it’s a worrying thought, the fact is that one in seven women will develop breast cancer. But the good news is that the chances of recovery are high if it’s detected early. During the month of October I’m urging patients to see their GP straightaway if they have reason to be concerned.

28 October 2019
Health Matters: Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month takes place each October. It’s an important opportunity to raise awareness of the disease among the public and the medical profession as understanding the impact of lupus can be beneficial to those living with it. By making people more aware of lupus we can control its impact.

21 October 2019
GP practice IT issue fixed


An IT issue which affected GP practices across Cheshire this morning (Thursday, October 17th) has now been permanently fixed.

17 October 2019
Four Cheshire CCGs to merge in April 2020

NHS England / Improvement has formally approved an application to bring together Cheshire’s four NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups.

16 October 2019
Health Matters: World Mental Health Day

The message of this year’s World Mental Health Day, on 10 October, is that being mentally healthy doesn’t just mean you don’t have a mental health problem.

14 October 2019
Cheshire health leaders support nurse recruitment push

We're backing the relaunched "We are the NHS" campaign, aiming at recruiting more nurses.

10 October 2019
Macclesfield cancer patient helps set top ten priorities for detecting cancer earlier

A Macclesfield cancer patient and former nurse has helped draw up a Top Ten list of unanswered questions to shape future research into cancer early detection and prevention.

09 October 2019
Health Matters: Stoptober

Our annual ‘Stoptober’ campaign is back again for another year, encouraging people to give up smoking. Research shows that if you can stop for 28 days you’re five times more likely to stop for good.

07 October 2019
Fastest drop in smoking in a decade as Stoptober launches

We've backed the Stoptober campaign that helps smokers split up from their relationship with smoking.

07 October 2019
Support for health and care blueprint

A draft plan to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities has received support from local people, following a public engagement exercise run by Healthwatch Cheshire East.

04 October 2019
Health Matters: Falls Prevention Week

Fall prevention week, comes on the first week of autumn or ‘’fall’’ as they would say in America. As we get older, falls become more common, so much so that it’s the leading cause of injury and hospital admissions for older people.

01 October 2019
Take part in “40 seconds in action” this World Mental Health Day

The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day on 10 October is suicide prevention – a day for us to unite in our efforts to improve the mental health of people around the world.

01 October 2019
WTAC: Ballot Update

The Governing Bodies of the Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) met in common this afternoon (Thursday 26 September) to consider the outcome of the GP membership vote on the proposal to create a single strategic commissioning organisation for Cheshire. It was agreed that an application to merge the CCGs from April 2020 will now be made to NHS England with the outcome expected in October.

Click here to view a video of the meeting

27 September 2019
Green light for Christie cancer centre in Macclesfield

Planners at Cheshire East Council have given permission for a state-of-the-art new cancer centre to be built in the grounds of Macclesfield District General Hospital.

17 September 2019
Additional mental health support for schools across Cheshire

Young people in Cheshire will soon receive enhanced mental health and wellbeing support in identified schools across Cheshire following the announcement of new NHS funding.

As part of NHS England’s national trailblazer programme, local mental health provider CWP – in partnership with Cheshire clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East local authorities – has been successful in a bid for additional funding to develop new Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) across the patch.

17 September 2019
Health Matters - Blood Cancer

During the month of September, BloodWise are running a campaign for Blood Cancer. It’s an opportunity to raise further awareness to the key issues affecting the 240,000 people in the UK living with a blood cancer.

Blood Cancer is the third biggest cause of cancer deaths, the fifth most common cancer and half the people in Britain don’t know even one symptom.

Blood cancer symptoms can be varied and often very vague.



17 September 2019