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Staying well in winter
Staying well in winter

A local NHS leader has urged those living with breathing problems to help themselves to stay well this winter as temperatures plummet.

13 December 2018
Health Matters - NHS services at Christmas
Health Matters - NHS services at Christmas

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

The last thing that people want is to be ill over the festive period but sometimes it’s unavoidable. If you are unfortunate enough to fall ill, the NHS is here to help.

12 December 2018
Health Matters - Last chance to comment on mental health redesign

We're holding a four-week consultation until 21 December on one part of our plans to redesign specialist mental health services for adults and older people in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

Following consideration, any subsequent amendments agreed by the consulting partners will be reflected in the chosen model, Option 2 Plus, and progressed to implementation.

Click here to view Option 2 Plus. You can comment by emailing or calling 01625 663477.

05 December 2018
Local GP’s six simple steps to keep older people well this winter

A local doctor concerned about a rise in respiratory illness in over 65s is calling on carers, friends and neighbours to take six simple steps to help keep older loved ones well over the winter period.

05 December 2018
Consultation on relocating inpatient services for complex rehabilitation patients

Click here for details of a consultation on relocating inpatient services for complex rehabilitation patients.

03 December 2018
Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2018 - 19

Details of the GP surgery and pharmacy Christmas and New Year opening times can be found here.

03 December 2018
Do you have knee or hip pain?

Do you have knee or hip pain? If yes, join Everybody Leisure’s new programme, ESCAPE-pain in 2019, to help you to manage your joint pain.

03 December 2018
Norovirus warning as figures reveal over 1,600 hospital bed days lost to bug in Cheshire and Merseyside last winter

The NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside is appealing to residents to heed healthcare professionals’ advice on norovirus as figures show the extent of invaluable hospital bed space lost due to the nasty condition last winter.

03 December 2018
Macclesfield GP practices - Disruption to telephone system: 9 December

The answer phones of the six GP practices in Macclesfield will be out of operation on Sunday 9 December, 3pm to 5pm, because of essential maintenance works by Electricity North West to the substation supplying Waters Green Medical Centre.

30 November 2018
Mental health services set to be transformed

The local NHS has approved plans to transform care for people who experience severe mental ill health. The decision will pave the way for greatly enhanced community services including a dementia outreach service, 24/7 crisis service and crisis care beds.

28 November 2018
Health Matters - Extended GP Access

Dr Paddy Kearns, GP partner at Manchester Road Medical Centre, Knutsford

While public satisfaction with general practice is high, we know there’s more we can do to make our services accessible.

That’s why GP practices in Eastern Cheshire are working together to give patients better access to healthcare services by offering additional appointments to see a clinical member of the practice team on weekdays after 6.30pm and on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

28 November 2018
Health Matters - Help Us Help You this winter

Dr Julia Huddart, clinical lead for urgent care at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

It is important that we know where to go for treatment, especially in winter, when patient demand for healthcare increases and it becomes more crucial than ever that we don’t use urgent or emergency care, or the GP practice, unless it’s absolutely essential.

21 November 2018
Proposed redesign of specialist mental health services

Click here to read the final options to redesign specialist mental health services for adults and older people in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

19 November 2018
Appointment of Clare Watson as single accountable officer for Cheshire CCGs

We and the other three clinical commissioning groups in Cheshire (NHS South Cheshire CCGNHS Vale Royal CCG and NHS West Cheshire CCG) are pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Watson to the role of accountable officer.

19 November 2018
Health Matters - Five top tips for staying well this winter

Dr Julia Huddart, clinical lead for urgent care at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health. The cold and damp weather, ice, snow and high winds can all aggravate any existing health problems and make us more vulnerable to respiratory winter illnesses. But there are lots of things you can do to Stay Well This Winter.

From keeping warm to common winter illnesses, free advice about how to stay healthy is available on our website.

Here are five things that I recommend you do . . .

14 November 2018
Local campaign aimed at freeing up hospital beds wins regional award

A local campaign aimed at keeping hospital beds free for those who really need them this winter has won a regional award.

12 November 2018
Whilst we remember, remember your health: Military veterans encouraged to tell their GP about their military service

Ahead of the centenary of the First World War, we're encouraging military veterans to access priority NHS treatment if they need it by telling their GP about their service.

07 November 2018
Health Matters - Preventing diabetes

Katie Mills RGN, clinical lead for diabetes at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Did you know that you can prevent or delay many of the problems caused by diabetes? Read on for more.

07 November 2018
Local nurse scoops accolade at safeguarding awards

A nurse who has worked in the NHS for 30 years has been commended for her services to adult safeguarding by being honoured at the Cheshire East Safeguarding and Dignity Awards.

06 November 2018
Cash boost for Eastern Cheshire mental health

We've increased our spending on mental health services by £250,000 or nearly three per cent.


05 November 2018
Health Matters - Why the flu jab is so important

Dr Julia Huddart, clinical lead for urgent care at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Having your flu jab protects you and those around you. Flu is a serious illness which we should all be playing our part to prevent, protecting both ourselves and those around us. The vaccine is up to 70 per cent effective, depending on the strains of flu circulating each year. So be a flu fighter and have the jab.

31 October 2018
Urgent care doctor’s flu jab plea

Flu kills around 8,000 people in England every year, which is more than eight times the annual confirmed total of measles, mumps and rubella cases combined.

29 October 2018
Health Matters - Men's health

Dr Mike Clark, GP with High Street Surgery, Macclesfield and clinical lead for men’s health at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

The reasons for men not living as long as women are largely preventable. Which means that it doesn’t have to be that way: it’s possible for all men to take action to live healthier, happier and longer lives.

24 October 2018
NHS urges people to get flu jab

A leading local GP has supported the call for all members of the public to get vaccinated against flu this winter, especially those who are in high-risk groups.

19 October 2018
Health Matters - Helping Flo

Dr Julia Huddart, clinical lead for urgent care at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

We have joined with East Cheshire NHS Trust and other health and social care partners to launch a campaign to ensure that patients don’t remain in hospital longer than is clinically necessary and are able to get home promptly at the end of their stay. 

17 October 2018