News - HealthVoice archive from August 2017
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Seven Steps to stay well in Eastern Cheshire this bank holiday

With the bank holiday just around the corner, we're urging people across Eastern Cheshire to stay well and be prepared.

24 August 2017
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Health Matters - Our AGM and Health Fair

Gill Boston, lay member for public and patient involvement at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Are you keen to lose weight or stop smoking? Are you looking for help to support a loved one with a long-term condition? Would you like to talk to local NHS leaders about what you need from health services?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then why not attend our annual general meeting and health and wellbeing fair at Macclesfield Town Hall next Wednesday (30 August) from 2pm to 5pm?

23 August 2017
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Health Matters - Annual Assessment

Jerry Hawker, chief officer of NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Those of us who work in the public sector or regulated industries will have experienced the nervousness of being inspected by watchdogs and awaiting their verdict. Being scrutinised is always an ordeal yet it’s important that performance is assessed independently so we can learn from mistakes and keep improving.

And, of course, if we’re performing well, it’s heartening to be told we’re doing a good job. For that reason, I was pleased that we shone in most areas of a recent national Annual Assessment of CCGs by NHS England.

16 August 2017
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All the fun of the fair!

Eastern Cheshire people are to be given a chance to quiz NHS leaders who plan and buy their healthcare.

14 August 2017
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Health Matters - Active Signposting

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

Next time you visit your GP surgery, a medical receptionist may well ask you to give a brief description of what’s wrong. If this happens, it’s not because they’re being nosey – it’s that they want to direct you to the most appropriate service.

08 August 2017
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Health Matters - Why breast is best

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

There’s an old saying that breast is best for babies. And as it’s World Breastfeeding Week from Tuesday 1 August to Monday 7 August, I thought I’d use this week’s column to take a look at the facts.

08 August 2017