News - HealthVoice archive from July 2017
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NHS watchdogs praise clinical priority services in Eastern Cheshire

Cancer care in Eastern Cheshire has been rated outstanding by NHS England.

21 July 2017
Half a million people to benefit as clinical pharmacists join GP teams

We have been included in the second wave of areas to have a clinical pharmacist in their GP practices.

The announcement was made this week by NHS England, which brought 494 clinical pharmacists into general practice in the first wave of its clinical pharmacy pilot in 2015.

20 July 2017
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Health Matters - Mental health support when you need it

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

Despite the wide-ranging mental health services available in Eastern Cheshire, there will always be people who find themselves feeling desperate or having suicidal thoughts. Often, such people may feel there is no one to turn to. In situations such as these, I would urge people to call Samaritans, whose specially-trained volunteers provide a confidential listening service 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

19 July 2017
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National recognition for doctor’s bright idea

An Eastern Cheshire GP trainee has been highly commended at a national awards ceremony for finding a new way to help doctors reduce the number of frail, elderly patients falling and injuring themselves.

13 July 2017
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Health Matters - why it's important to discuss depression

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

Tackling some of the persistent taboos and misinformation on mental health has been in the news recently, affecting everyone from pop stars to princes.

It is an area as a GP I feel strongly about. A large proportion of my work is involved in managing mental health issues. One of the biggest challenges is helping patients accept, and then understand, their diagnosis.

One such diagnosis, depression, will undoubtedly affect you or someone close to you at some point in their life. 

12 July 2017
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Top marks for GP surgeries

Eastern Cheshire’s 22 GP practices have outstripped national performance on 12 of 13 measures of patient satisfaction.

11 July 2017
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Health Matters - Why our CATCH app is great news for parents

Dr Lesley Bayliss, clinical lead for children at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

We've developed a free app for parents and carers of children aged 0 - 5. Read on for more . . .

05 July 2017