News - HealthVoice archive from April 2016
Health partners to award £20k contract for mental health research

Cheshire health and social care partners have invited bids for a £20,000 contract to carry out research to improve mental health services countywide.

29 April 2016
Niall bike ride
CCG accountant to cycle from London to Paris for local charity

One of our accountants who recently overcame a serious bike accident is to cycle from London to Paris in aid of a good cause.

Niall O’Gara, a senior financial accountant here at the CCG, is undertaking the cycling challenge to raise much-needed funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

22 April 2016
Dr Paul Bowen
Health Matters - European Immunisation Week

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

They say prevention is better than cure, and there is no better example than immunisation and vaccination.

20 April 2016
Congleton practices
Positive changes for Congleton GP practices

Congleton patients are to see more services brought into their GP practices as part of a range of innovative changes to ensure greater equity and continuity across primary care in Eastern Cheshire.

From 1 May, patients requiring post-operative dressings will now be able to have them changed at their GP practice, instead of having to attend Congleton War Memorial Hospital

19 April 2016
Dr John McKay
Health Matters - Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Dr John McKay, NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) clinical lead for cancer

As April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about the importance of screening.

14 April 2016
Donna and Mary
Choose Well competition winner announced

An Eastern Cheshire woman has been given a helping hand to improve her fitness after winning a three-month gym pass.

Mary Brooks, from Macclesfield, won our Choose Well competition and will begin her free trial with Everybody Sport and Recreation, which runs Cheshire East’s leisure centres, next month.

14 April 2016
Health Matters - Have your say

Neil Evans, Commissioning Director of Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

We strive to put the best interests of patients at the centre of everything we do in the NHS.

As the organisation that plans and buys much of the healthcare services you receive here in Eastern Cheshire, we work hard to ensure we always involve our patients and carers so we understand our community's health-related needs.

11 April 2016