News - HealthVoice archive from July 2016
P Heywood
New era for Eastern Cheshire patient group

A group that represents the views of patients and carers in Eastern Cheshire has named a new chair.

Patrick Heywood has taken over the helm at Eastern Cheshire HealthVoice, which as an advisory committee to the CCG and helps to ensure the we consider the views of local people when undertaking our duty to plan and buy health services.

29 July 2016
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Changes to inpatient stroke services at Macclesfield Hospital

At our Governing Body meeting on Wednesday 29 June, we approved plans to place all inpatient rehabilitative stroke services with specialist centres at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport; and Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent.

19 July 2016
Mental Health
Tender now live - Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Mental Health Service Provision (including IAPT) Service

NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG's intention is to procure a core IAPT service (covering Steps 2 & 3) in addition to a Wellbeing Wraparound service via separate lots. Access to both services will be via Access and Referral Points to be provided by the core IAPT Service Provider.


14 July 2016
GPs set to cease prescribing painkillers and sun cream

We're planning to stop paying for the prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for common ailments like coughs, colds and headaches.

12 July 2016
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RBL Handy Vans aid independent living

The Royal British Legion has launched a Handy Vans service to help current and former Armed Forces personnel with home repairs and maintenance.

11 July 2016
New era for patient transport

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has won a tender to provide non-emergency patient transport in Cheshire, Warrington and the Wirral from 1 July 2016.

08 July 2016
Employing people with autism

There are more than 700,000 people living with autism in the UK yet only around 15 per cent of those people have a job.

08 July 2016
Cheshire Pioneer
Cheshire Digital Roadmap

We have joined forces with the other CCGs and local authorities in Cheshire to publish a strategy to connect the digital resources of public services to improve health and social care, and help organisations work more effectively together.

05 July 2016
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Eastern Cheshire GPs in spotlight at awards ceremony

We have been saluted for working with our GPs in a new way to keep patients well and independent.

04 July 2016