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Health Matters: Festivals and MMR Vaccine
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
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
Everybody Sport and Recreation awarded ESCAPE-pain contract

We've awarded Everybody Sport and Recreation a contract to run free pain-relief sessions to NHS patients in Eastern Cheshire.

19 July 2019
Health Matters: Water Safety

England is finally hotting up and children up and down the country have a spring in their step, which can only mean that summer holidays are almost here!

Reservoirs can look so inviting on a hot summer’s day, and there have been times I’ve wished to dip a toe in, but I’ve resisted as I am well aware of the dangers that lurk below the water such as unknown depths, under-currents and very cold water.

15 July 2019
Statement following NHS England Quality of Leadership Improvement and Assessment Framework outcome

NHS England has today published 2018-19 annual assurance ratings, known as Improvement and Assessment Framework (IAF) ratings, for all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England.

11 July 2019
Help the elderly people in your life stay safe in the heat

As the summer temperatures rise, we're asking people to look out for frail and elderly neighbours, family and friends. 

10 July 2019
Is your first aid kit summer-holiday ready?

We're urging families to stock up their medicine cabinets and first aid kits with essentials to help them deal with any minor accidents or injuries that may occur at home or on holiday this summer.

09 July 2019
Health Matters: Someone to talk to

It’s inevitable that there will be ups and downs along the way and it’s at low times when you can feel like shutting down, isolating yourself from friends and family and, at worse, even having suicidal thoughts.  There really is no shame in asking for help as you would do if you had a physical condition or pain.


02 July 2019
Angela’s fundraising challenge goes swimmingly!

Macclesfield health worker Angela Thomas made a splash for cash when she swam the English Channel – without leaving her home town.

02 July 2019
Health Matters: Dementia, Alzheimer’s and brain awareness

With such fast paced lives and information overload, it’s no wonder we sometimes forget what day it is or what we’ve come up the stairs for. But how do you tell if someone close to you isn’t just struggling to keep up with modern life but is starting to show the symptoms of age related brain disease, commonly referred to as dementia.

01 July 2019