News - HealthVoice archive from February 2018
Julia Curtis 1
Health Matters React to Red

A pressure ulcer is damage to the skin and the deeper layer of tissue under the skin. This happens when pressure is applied to the same area of skin for a period of time and cuts off its blood supply. 

28 February 2018
Dr Paul Bowen
Health Matters Falls Prevention

Falling or the risk of falling can be a worrying thing for many people. If you have fallen in the past, making changes to reduce your chances of having a fall can also help you overcome any fear of falling.

21 February 2018
Sally Rogers new
Health Matters - Delayed transfer of care

I wanted to start this week’s column by thanking readers for easing pressure on the NHS this winter by choosing the right healthcare at the right time. Figures for winter so far show that relatively few people have visited A&E at Macclesfield Hospital unnecessarily.

By treating coughs, colds and sore throats at home – and with help from their community pharmacist – people are helping ensure that urgent and emergency care are available for those who really need it.


19 February 2018
Parents urged to think pharmacist first for unwell children

Millions of parents could get more convenient and timely expert advice if their child has a minor illness by opting to go to their local pharmacist first instead of the GP.

13 February 2018
Jane Stephens   hi res
Health Matters HealthVoice Feb 2018

Are you passionate about the NHS? Would you like to influence how healthcare is planned and bought for the 204,000 people of Eastern Cheshire?

If you are interested join me at Curzon Cinema, Knutsford next Wednesday (14 February), from 1.30pm to 4pm, for a meeting of an independent patient and carer group called HealthVoice.

07 February 2018