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News - HealthVoice archive from March 2016
Dr Paul Bowen
Health Matters - Fish and chips

Dr Paul Bowen, GP with McIlvride Medical Practice, Poynton, and Executive Chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

When was the last time you bought your chips from one restaurant, but your fish from another? How about asking one garage to service your car, but driving to another to do your MOT?

31 March 2016
Dr Paul Bowen
Health Matters - Accountable Care Organisations

Dr Paul Bowen, GP with McIlvride Medical Practice, Poynton, and Executive Chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Last week I touched on integrated care, and plans the CCG has to purchase care differently through the Caring Together programme.

24 March 2016
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Eastern Cheshire cancer survivor urges others to look out for warning signs

An 83-year-old bladder cancer survivor is urging Eastern Cheshire residents to look out for warning signs after overcoming the disease himself.

Derek Brown, from Wilmslow, has lent his backing to the Be Clear On Cancer campaign, which is currently raising awareness of blood in pee as a key symptom of both bladder and kidney cancers.

24 March 2016
Dr Paul Bowen
Health Matters - The importance of doing nothing

Dr Paul Bowen, GP with McIlvride Medical Practice, Poynton, and Executive Chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

There’s something very therapeutic about doing nothing. This is usually only observed at the poolside on holiday, or for an hour, if we’re lucky, at the weekend.

17 March 2016
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Choose well to get well this Easter

A leading GP has urged people to choose the right care at the right time this Easter and leave staff free to deal with life-threatening emergencies.

14 March 2016
Stroke Association Take a Moment campaign
Check your blood pressure - and reduce stroke risk

Through March and April, the Stroke Association is raising awareness of the link between high blood pressure and stroke - and showing people just how easy it is to get their blood pressure checked.

07 March 2016