News - HealthVoice archive from June 2017
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Health Matters - Talking Therapies

Dr Ian Hulme, clinical lead for mental health at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG and GP with Meadowside Medical Centre, Congleton

We've established a new Talking Therapies service for people with mild to moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression.

28 June 2017
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Health Matters - Staying safe in the sun this summer

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

it’s important to remember that exposure of unprotected skin to the sun’s harmful rays can cause serious problems including sunburn, heatstroke and even cancer.So please take a few moments to read my top top tips on keeping safe in the sun, especially if you’re preparing for your summer holidays.

21 June 2017
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Free health and wellbeing support

We have commissioned a Talking Therapies service to support people with mild to moderate symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression. The service also helps people deal with underlying issues such as isolation and loneliness, money worries or relationship breakdown.

As part of the service, Talking Therapies has employed wellbeing coordinators who provide free  support across Eastern Cheshire. Read on for more.

15 June 2017
Speak to other people with the same health condition - free app

Would you like to talk to someone who has the same health condition as you?

There is now a free app you can download on iphone, where you can discuss experiences of your health condition, side effects of drugs or generally how you live with the disease, together with other people who also have it.

15 June 2017
Diabetes prevention video unveiled

To mark Diabetes WeekNHS England has produced a short animation to spell out the steps we can all take to reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


14 June 2017
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Health Matters - Managing the misery of hay fever

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

Every summer, hay fever causes misery for hundreds of thousands of people. Indeed, many readers of this column will be all too familiar with wearying symptoms including sneezing fits, runny noses and itchy eyes.

But the good news is that it is possible to control the symptoms of hay fever by taking a few simple steps, even in landlocked counties like Cheshire where pollen tends to hang around longer.

14 June 2017
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Employers! Help us support carers in the workplace

Do you employ people who are carers? Then you'll be interested in an event we're staging with partners at Crewe Alexandra FC next Thursday (15 June) from 1pm to 7pm.

07 June 2017
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Health Matters - The power of complaints

Rosemary Kendrew, complaints, incidents and governance manager at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

In an ideal world, no one would make a mistake and no one would need to complain. In the real world, we recognise that we all get things wrong from time to time.

However, this recognition does not mean that we should shy away from trying to learn from the experiences of those who did not get the service to which they were entitled and would expect.

And, without wishing to sound too pious, that’s why we have a Complaints, Concerns and Compliments Team that treats every complaint as an opportunity for improvement. 

07 June 2017