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Green light for Christie cancer centre in Macclesfield
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
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
Health Matters: Know Your Numbers! Week

This year’s Know Your Numbers! Week is all about knowing your blood pressure numbers to live a long and healthy life. Many of us are living well into our 70s, 80s and 90s. With so much life to look forward to, we want these years to be healthy and happy for everyone, free from disease and disability.

11 September 2019
Health Matters: Organ Donation Week

Organ Donation week runs from Monday 2nd September to Sunday 8th September, it’s a week geared to showing the generosity of the donors and the incredible impact they have on lives of the people that they donate to.

02 September 2019
Know Your Numbers! Week

Cheshire East Council is urging its local residents to find out if their heart is happy and get their blood pressure checked for FREE as part of Know Your Numbers! Week. The UK’s biggest free blood pressure testing event is held at ‘Pressure Stations’ around the country from 9-15 September 2019.

27 August 2019
Health Matters: Summer Bank Holiday

Although summer is drawing to a close, there’s every chance that the weather will stay kind for many weeks to come. We might even get an Indian summer if we’re lucky. Therefore, why not seize the opportunity to get out and about in the great outdoors before the nights draw in? It’s never too late to be active.

27 August 2019
Health Matters: Change4Life

If you’re looking for fun and free things for kids to do this summer, why not have a look at the Change4Life: 10 Minute Shake-Up. NHS Change4Life and Disney have teamed up to bring children new Shake Up games inspired by films such as Toy Story 4, Incredibles 2 and Disney’s The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes that they need every day. 


19 August 2019
Tips to look after yourself this bank holiday

If you are unfortunate enough to have an illness or injury over the August bank holiday weekend, here are some tips to help you get back on your feet in no time.

19 August 2019
Health Matters: Festivals and MMR Vaccine

With festival season now upon us it is imperative that we stay safe this summer by taking the right precautions.

The MMR vaccine is a safe and effective combined vaccine that protects against 3 separate illnesses – measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) – in a single injection. The full course of MMR vaccination requires 2 doses.

12 August 2019
Health Matters: Being OK with Breastfeeding

Nearly three quarters of all new mums start off by breastfeeding their baby which means there will be lots of women who will need to breastfeed their baby in a public place.

However, for some women, especially new mums, breastfeeding in public can be quite intimidating so I’d like to ask that we all be supportive and help mums to feel comfortable with this most natural of things.

06 August 2019
Five Year Plan
01 August 2019
Health Matters: World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day will be held this Sunday (28 July). It will celebrate the progress that has been made in viral hepatitis elimination. Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. It's usually the result of a viral infection or liver damage caused by drinking too much alcohol, more rarely it is caused by the body’s own immune system. There are at least five types of viral hepatitis, including hepatitis A, B, C, D and E.  

30 July 2019
NHS chiefs to stage public question time

A 45-minute question-and-answer session will close our AGM in Macclesfield Town Hall on Wednesday 4 September.

26 July 2019
Health Matters: Food and Drink Safety

Although you may not have had food poisoning before it is important that you take preventative steps so that you never get it, this includes killing the bacteria. Bacteria grows between 8-60C so it is imperative that food is stored outside of these temperatures. To stay on the safe side, it is recommended that once food is cooked it stays at 70C for two minutes to make sure all bacteria are killed.

Drinking too much alcohol can cause serious problems such as:

  1. Alcohol poisoning
  2. High blood pressure
  3. Damaged digestive system
  4. Obesity.
25 July 2019