News - HealthVoice archive from December 2017
Lucy Price
Health Matters - Referral Management System

One of our priorities is to ensure people get the right care in the right place at the right time and that they are treated as close to home as possible.

As part of this work, we’re following an “elective care high-impact interventions programme” developed by NHS England to ensure a consistent national approach when patients are referred to hospital outpatient departments for appointments about planned surgery. 

27 December 2017
Community pharmacy opening hours - Christmas and New Year

Your community pharmacist is a highly-qualified healthcare professional who can offer expert advice and recommend medication if you fall ill over Christmas.

Click here then scroll down to find your nearest pharmacy and its opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.

22 December 2017
GP practice opening hours - Christmas and New Year

Click here to see the opening hours of our GP practices from 22 December 2017 to 7 January 2018.

22 December 2017
ian hulme
Health Matters - Drink Responsibly

Many of us enjoy alcohol and there’s nothing wrong with that. But drinking too much can damage your health. In fact twice as many people now die from liver disease than in 1991, and liver disease is the fifth biggest killer in England and Wales after heart disease, cancer, stroke and respiratory disease.

20 December 2017
National plaudits for health app

An award-winning app developed by health and social care organisations in Cheshire has earned national NHS recognition.

15 December 2017
Bowen Paul   full
Health Matters Self Care

Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health but did you know that advice is available about how to ‘Stay well this Winter’.  

A cure for the common cold has not been discovered between last winter and this winter and our GP surgeries will receive hundreds of calls each week asking for treatment for sore throats, coughs and colds.

14 December 2017
paul bowen
Health Matters - Community Hubs update

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

Regular readers of this column will know that the Caring Together programme is joining up health and social care services across Eastern Cheshire.

Its aim is to provide community-based care that helps people to stay well and supports people with long-term conditions to live independently at home – where they want to be.


08 December 2017