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Joint plan to improve health and care across Cheshire
Joint plan to improve health and care across Cheshire

For the first time the four NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across Cheshire have developed a joint plan to bring together the planning, buying and monitoring of health services across the county.

18 June 2019
Health Matters: Carers' Week
Health Matters: Carers' Week

Last week was national Carers’ Week and I’m sure all of the 42,000+ unpaid carers in Cheshire East would agree that it was a complete success.

17 June 2019
Health Matters: National Blood Week

Blood is something we all need and being given blood is one of the single most effective treatments to save our lives if we’re facing serious injury or illness.

11 June 2019
Seeing diabetes differently

This Diabetes Awareness Week (10-16 June) we're asking people to #SeeDiabetesDifferently by starting to change the conversation and improving understanding of the condition and how it feels to live with it.

10 June 2019
Health leaders seek public feedback on proposal to create a single Cheshire CCG

Health leaders are seeking the views of local people and organisations on proposals to create a single strategic commissioning organisation for Cheshire as part of an ongoing conversation about the future of the local NHS.

10 June 2019
Cervical screening really does save lives


The NHS and Public Health England in the North West are marking Cervical Screening Awareness Week (10 – 16 June) by stressing that cervical screening really does save lives.


04 June 2019
Health Matters: Smoking Causes 16 Types of Cancer

Most people associate lung cancer with smoking but you may be surprised to hear that smoking can cause 16 different types of cancer. Quitting is the one clear way you can reduce your risk.

03 June 2019
Health Matters: Sun and hay fever

Dr Andrew Wilson, clinical chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Summer is just around the corner but before you bask on the beach in Blackpool or go for a picnic in the Peaks, it’s important to know how to look after yourself while enjoying the weather.


29 May 2019
Healthy survey results for NHS commissioner

We've outstripped national performance on all 13 questions of a satisfaction survey.

24 May 2019
CATCH App – Case Study

Award-winning child health app gains another accolade as Middlewich mum gives CATCH her seal of approval.

22 May 2019
Health Matters: Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Around one in four people will experience a mental health problem this year; this means that mental health is everyone’s business. If you don’t experience a mental health issue yourself, there is a good chance that you will know someone who will.

13 May 2019
Health Matters: Deaf Awareness Week

In my GP surgery, I often see people who are showing signs of hearing loss. In Deaf Awareness Week (6-12 May), it is important to highlight the effects of untreated hearing loss such as social isolation, depression, loss of independence and employment challenges.

07 May 2019
The sun has got its hat on but have you?

We're marking Sun Awareness Week by encouraging people living and working in Cheshire to look after their biggest organ, their skin.

03 May 2019
Health Matters: Action on Stroke Month

As May is Stroke Awareness Month, I want to use this week’s column to tell you a little about the prevalence of stroke, how you can reduce your risk, and the services available to help you get better if you’re unfortunate enough to suffer a stroke.

29 April 2019