News - HealthVoice archive from January 2017
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Health Matters - Fighting back against diabetes

Dr Tom Steele, GP with Kenmore Medical Centre, Wilmslow and clinical lead for diabetes for NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Around one in 20 people in Eastern Cheshire has diabetes – and the number is rising all the time. To make matters worse, more than 90 per cent of people with diabetes have the type 2 condition, which is almost entirely preventable through lifestyle choices.

That’s why the CCG has chosen continuous improvement in diabetes services as a key programme of work, and has agreed a target to reduce emergency hospital admissions for diabetes-related conditions.

25 January 2017
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Health Matters - Introducing our new Talking Therapies service

Please note that the contact and referral information in this news article was accurate in January 2017 at the time of writing but is now out of date.

The Eastern Cheshire Talking Therapies service now has its own website giving full details of how to refer yourself or seek a referral.

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

Many of us feel a little low as the festivities of Christmas give way to the dark days of the New Year. In fact, most people go through periods of feeling down but there’s a world of difference between feeling glum and being depressed - when you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.

19 January 2017
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Launch date revealed for new mental health service

We've awarded a three-year contract to a partnership providing support to people with low to moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.

16 January 2017
Eastern Cheshire backs national diabetes fightback

We're now offering people at high risk of type 2 diabetes a place on the new Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP).


16 January 2017
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Health Matters - top tips on shedding those festive pounds

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

Many of us are feeling the after effects of a Christmas well celebrated. A bite of a mince pie here, an extra helping of pudding there... It all seems so innocent at the time. But all those extra helpings could now be starting to show!

A study has found that extra pounds we pile on over the festive period will take a depressing three months to shift. But you would be surprised how a small change in your level of physical activity can make a big difference to your health and well-being. So go on – make a start today!

12 January 2017
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Public urged to Choose Well and remember NHS 111 as the NHS experiences exceptional demand

Local people are being asked to choose well as Macclesfield District General Hospital experiences increased pressure on its Emergency Department. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.​

04 January 2017
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Health Matters - Give your liver a well-deserved break this month

Dr Ian Hulme, GP with Meadowside Medical Centre, Congleton and clinical lead on substance misuse for NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Many of us drink more than we should over the festive period – and there’s nothing wrong with sharing a tipple with loved ones. In fact, celebrating with family and friends is good for our mental wellbeing.

However, there’s no escaping the fact that sustained drinking above sensible limits can cause serious long-term damage.

03 January 2017