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Mike Clark
Health Matters - Blood Pressure

Did you know that more than a quarter of adults in England have high blood pressure?

30 November 2017
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Health Matters - World Diabetes Day

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

As it’s World Diabetes Day on 14 November, I thought I’d use this week’s column to tell you about a Congleton pensioner whose life has been transformed by following a course for people at risk of developing diabetes.

15 November 2017
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Retired council official salutes diabetes prevention programme

A Congleton pensioner lost two stone in just 10 weeks after following a course for people at risk of developing diabetes.

08 November 2017
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Health Matters - Financial challenges

Jerry Hawker, chief officer of NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

To try to reduce our debt, we’re working hard this year to save £17.9m, or nearly four per cent of turnover. But, even if we manage it, we’ll still end the year with a debt of £13.4m agreed with NHS England.

Yet our end-of-year deficit is more likely to be £23.1m. That’s because there’s a gap of nearly £7m that we will not be able to bridge unless we make major changes to the way services are delivered. Such changes would almost certainly require public consultation and approval in principle by NHS England. Discussions have been underway for some time and it’s likely that an announcement will be made early next year.

08 November 2017