News - HealthVoice archive from August 2018
Do You Know Your Numbers?

Cheshire East’s health leaders have backed a national campaign that aims to combat a silent killer by urging people to get their blood pressure tested.

29 August 2018
Health Matters - Know Your Numbers 2018

Dr Mike Clark, clinical lead for health optimisation at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG and GP partner at High Street Surgery, Macclesfield

I’m encouraging everyone to get their blood pressure checked during Know Your Numbers week, running from 10 to 16 September.

29 August 2018
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Plans unveiled for community stroke service

Hospital stays for patients who have had a stroke are set to fall by up to sixdays after a new community service is launched next April.

22 August 2018
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Health Matters - Community stroke service

Dr Sarah Oliver, clinical lead for stroke care at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, and local GP

Eastern Cheshire patients who have suffered a stroke are set to benefit from a new community service that is due to launch next March and will offer specialist community rehabilitation in, or close to, their homes. 

22 August 2018
GP Patient Survey

GP practices in Eastern Cheshire are in the top eight per cent in England, according to the findings of a national patient satisfaction survey.

22 August 2018
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Update on next steps regarding the consultation on the redesign of adult and older people’s specialist mental health services in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal

We wanted to update you on the next steps in relation to the recent public consultation regarding proposals to redesign adult and older people’s specialist mental health services in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

17 August 2018
Health chiefs salute Eastern Cheshire cancer and maternity services

Cancer care and maternity services in Eastern Cheshire have been rated outstanding in a national assessment.

17 August 2018
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Health Matters - Think sepsis

Dr Mike Clark, sepsis lead at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG and GP with High Street Surgery, Macclesfield

As a GP, I’m keenly aware that early detection of potentially serious conditions is crucial to a speedy and full recovery - no more so than in the case of sepsis. 

15 August 2018
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Your chance to quiz NHS leaders

We're holding a public question time as part of our annual general meeting on Wednesday 29 August.

13 August 2018
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Clear on Cancer – Blood in Pee

 A retired mental health worker has backed a Public Health England campaign that aims to fight cancer by urging people to check their pee before flushing.

10 August 2018
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Health Matters - Your chance to quiz NHS leaders

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

If you’re reading this column, it’s a fair bet that you’re interested in the local NHS. And if that’s the case, then why not head for Macclesfield Town Hall on Wednesday 29 August for our annual general meeting?

09 August 2018
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Health Matters - ESCAPE-Pain

Dr Paul Bowen, our clinical chair, and GP with McIlvride Medical Practice, Poynton

As a GP, I see many patients whose quality of life has been undermined by long-term conditions that reduce their mobility. Sedentary lifestyles are bad news for general physical and mental wellbeing. And, in certain circumstances, lack of movement can actually worsen the condition in question.

Depending on the condition, medicine, physiotherapy and occupational therapy can all have a role to play in keeping people moving. However, there also some excellent exercise programmes to which people can refer themselves without having to see their GP first.

One such programme is ESCAPE-Pain, a knee and hip class running in Cheshire to improve mobility and reduce pain for people with chronic joint pain and osteoarthritis.

07 August 2018
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Firefighters add heart checks to Safe and Well visits with expansion of innovative project

Firefighters in Eastern Cheshire will soon be adding potentially life-saving heart checks to their Safe and Well visits following the expansion of an innovative project.

07 August 2018