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Governor elections at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Are you interested in seeking election as a public governor at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital?

 

30 March 2017
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Health Matters - reviewing what we spend on procedures of lower clinical priority

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

Regular readers of this column will know that our job is to plan and buy health services, award contracts and hold providers to account. This work involves ensuring that services are safe, affordable and achieve the best possible results for patients.

Managing a healthcare system for 204,000 people is challenging at the best of times but never more so than in the current financial climate when the gap between the funding we get and what we need to spend to carry on as we are is getting ever bigger.

Read on to find out more about our work to balance the books while continuing to provide the care that people need.

 

 

29 March 2017
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Seven Steps to a Healthy Easter

We're promoting “Seven Steps To Self Care” in the run up to Easter.

28 March 2017
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Parents’ thumbs up for free health app

Parents of children aged 0 - 4 have praised a free health app that gives advice on treating common ailments and keeping their little ones well.

24 March 2017
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Health Matters - Getting in shape for planned surgery

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

In recent weeks there’s been lots of media coverage of NHS plans to ensure patients are in the best possible physical shape before having non-urgent surgery for things like hip or knee replacements.

Some commentators have welcomed these proposals as a sensible move to increase patients’ chances of making a complete recovery from surgery while others have dismissed the plans as penny pinching.

Here at the CCG we have no doubt that helping people to improve their health before going under the knife is the right thing to do. 

22 March 2017
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Health Matters - Dying Well

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

It is difficult to write about death without sounding morbid, ageist or inappropriate. However, like much the health service does, it is something we can get right or terribly wrong.

We all want a peaceful, dignified end to our lives but what about the weeks, months and years running up to that point? As we live longer, and get frailer in the process, this is something the NHS cannot ignore any longer.

15 March 2017
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Health Matters -Helping our care home residents to eat healthily

Sally Rogers, executive nurse and director of quality, NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

If you have a loved one living in an Eastern Cheshire care home, you’ll be pleased to read about a new service that’s helping residents get the nutrition they need while ensuring they are only prescribed nutritional supplements when necessary.

 

08 March 2017
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New service gives care homes food for thought

A pioneering new service is helping care home residents to get the diet they need while ensuring they are only prescribed food nutritional supplements when necessary.

01 March 2017
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Health Matters - No Smoking Day, 8 March

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

If you’re a smoker who wants to stub it out for good, why not seize No Smoking Day as your big chance to stop?

01 March 2017