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Health Matters - Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Health Matters - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dr Paul Bowen, clinical chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and GP with McIlvride Medical Practice, Poynton

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK? Many people don’t, and that’s why we’re supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) to raise awareness of signs and symptoms.

10 October 2018
Health Matters - Homelessness & Healthcare
Health Matters - Homelessness & Healthcare

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, the thoughts of many care providers turn to the plight of the homeless. Having no permanent address is bad for people’s health at any time but is particularly detrimental in the winter – especially for people sleeping rough.

03 October 2018
Health Matters - Check Before you Tick

Dr Graham Duce, clinical lead for medicines management at NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and GP at Park Green Surgery, Macclesfield

NHS England and NHS Business Services Authority have launched a new campaign called Check Before You Tick. It aims to help patients better understand who is eligible for free prescriptions and, if eligible, how to claim correctly to avoid unnecessary penalty charges.

26 September 2018
Health Matters - Improved Access

Dr Paddy Kearns, GP Partner at Manchester Road Surgery in Knutsford

It is not always easy to arrange an appointment at your local GP surgery. This is because a growing and aging population over the last five years has coincided with a decline in the number of GPs.

21 September 2018
Health Matters - Get your free flu jab

Dr Paul Bowen, clinical chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and GP with McIlvride Medical Practice, Poynton

If you have ever had flu, you’ll know how bad it is. It’s more than a bad cold or a chesty cough. Flu can confine healthy people to bed for days, cause misery for millions and can even kill those most at risk of falling seriously ill if they catch it.


13 September 2018
Public consultation findings published

NHS leaders have expressed their gratitude towards the people who had their say on proposals to redesign care for people with severe mental ill health in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

And they have pledged to take full account of the public’s views before a decision is made in November. Meanwhile, the independent report of the findings of the 12-week public consultation on the proposals to redesign specialist mental health services for adults and older people has been published today (Monday, 10 September).

10 September 2018
Local health leaders urge people to discuss their wishes during Organ Donation Week

We're urging people in Eastern Cheshire to discuss their wishes during Organ Donation Week 2018.

05 September 2018
Do You Know Your Numbers?

Cheshire East’s health leaders have backed a national campaign that aims to combat a silent killer by urging people to get their blood pressure tested.

29 August 2018
Health Matters - Know Your Numbers 2018

Dr Mike Clark, clinical lead for health optimisation at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG and GP partner at High Street Surgery, Macclesfield

I’m encouraging everyone to get their blood pressure checked during Know Your Numbers week, running from 10 to 16 September.

29 August 2018
Plans unveiled for community stroke service

Hospital stays for patients who have had a stroke are set to fall by up to sixdays after a new community service is launched next April.

22 August 2018
Health Matters - community stroke service

Health Matters - Community stroke service

Dr Sarah Oliver, clinical lead for stroke care at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, and local GP

Eastern Cheshire patients who have suffered a stroke are set to benefit from a new community service that is due to launch next March and will offer specialist community rehabilitation in, or close to, their homes. 

22 August 2018
GP Patient Survey

GP practices in Eastern Cheshire are in the top eight per cent in England, according to the findings of a national patient satisfaction survey.

22 August 2018