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mike clark
Health Matters - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Dr Mike Clark, clinical lead for urology at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, and GP with High Street Surgery, Macclesfield

The prevention and early detection of cancer is one of the CCG’s priorities. That’s why I’m supporting Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this March.

23 February 2017
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Health Matters - How you can help shape healthcare

Jane Stephens, lay member for public and patient involvement at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

My name is Jane and I need your help please. The CCG wants your involvement in shaping local health services. It is especially important to hear the public’s voice in these times of financial challenges and tough decisions in the NHS.

15 February 2017
alec broughton
Grandad says bowel cancer screening saved his life

An Eastern Cheshire pensioner has urged people to take the NHS bowel cancer screening test when invited to do so.

13 February 2017
paul bowen
Health Matters - The importance of Choosing Well

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

I want to start this week’s column by thanking readers for using health services responsibly so far this winter. Figures from Macclesfield Hospital show that fewer than 10 per cent of people visiting A&E had self-limiting conditions which potentially could have been managed at home.

Yet A&E remains under great pressure at this time of year as more people attend with health problems, such as falls, asthma and other respiratory conditions, which can be worsened by cold weather.

08 February 2017
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Eastern Cheshire tops charts for bowel cancer screening

Eastern Cheshire has the highest take up in Cheshire and Merseyside of bowel cancer screening by people aged 60 to 74.

06 February 2017
paul bowen
Health Matters - we're backing World Cancer Day

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

The early detection and treatment of cancer is a key programme of work for the CCG. That’s why we’re backing World Cancer Day on Saturday 4 February.

01 February 2017