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Health Matters: GP Extended Access Update
Health Matters: GP Extended Access Update

GP practices in Eastern Cheshire have been working together to provide additional appointments during evenings and weekends.

18 February 2019
Preparations for Winter Pressure Pays Off!
Preparations for Winter Pressure Pays Off!

Preparations by partners in Eastern Cheshire for the increase in demand for healthcare services this winter have paid off, improving performance and ensuring patients receive the best care possible.

11 February 2019
Need medical help right now? NHS 111 is now available online

A leading doctor has raised awareness of the NHS 111 online service, which is now available across the North West.

08 February 2019
Plans to Improve Care for 7,000+ People Approved

Plans have been approved to improve the care of more than 7,000 people who need support every year with serious, long-term mental health problems.

04 February 2019
Deal to expand GP services to deliver NHS Long Term Plan welcomed by local health and care leaders

A new five-year contract for general practice across England will see billions of extra investment for improved access to family doctors, expanded services at local practices and longer appointments for patients who need them. 

04 February 2019
Non-emergency ambulance contract awarded

A new non-emergency ambulance contract for Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral will see additional staff based locally providing ever higher standards of care.

01 February 2019
Cheshire CCGs pledge to improve workforce health and wellbeing

Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are leading the way by taking the Active Workplace Pledge in partnership with Active Cheshire to support the health and wellbeing of their workforce.

25 January 2019
Health Matters - World Cancer Day

Dr Mike Clark, cancer lead at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG and GP with High Street Surgery, Macclesfield

Nearly 1,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK, with an average of one in three people developing some form of cancer during their lifetime.

That’s why I'm supporting World Cancer Day next Monday (February 4).

23 January 2019
Green light for new mental health services

Plans to improve the care of more than 7,000 people who need support every year with serious, long-term mental health problems have received the green light. The enhanced community services will include a new dementia outreach service and 24/7 crisis care, alongside modern inpatient facilities for those who require hospital care.

18 January 2019
Health Matters - cervical screening

Katie Mills, GP nurse lead, NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

There are many reasons why women between the ages of 25 and 64 choose to not attend their cervical screening test, previously known as a smear test. To stop this happening, it is important to understand what the screening is for and what to expect. 

16 January 2019
Health experts: It’s not too late to protect against flu

We're warning local people about the risk of flu as statistics show fewer at-risk people have been vaccinated against the illness this year. 

14 January 2019
Health Matters - Beating The January Blues

Dr Ian Hulme, GP with Meadowside Medical Centre, Congleton and clinical lead for mental health at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

January is often a month filled with grey skies, empty bank accounts and days that don’t seem to be getting any longer, that’s why it’s often dubbed the most depressing month of the year.

08 January 2019
NHS Long Term Plan

NHS England has today published a Long Term Plan which sets out how the NHS will support patients throughout their lives.

07 January 2019
Community stroke service contract awarded

Hospital stays for Eastern Cheshire people who have had a stroke are set to fall by up to six days after a new community service is launched in April.

02 January 2019
Health Matters - Drink-free days

Dr Ian Hulme, clinical lead on substance misuse at NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, and GP with Meadowside Medical Centre, Congleton

Many people enjoy a small tipple from time to time but regularly exceeding the recommended drinking levels can seriously damage your health.

02 January 2019
Health Matters - New Years Resolutions

Many of us will make a healthy New Year's resolution – maybe to lose weight, quit smoking or get active – but what's the best way to stick to it?

27 December 2018