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CATCH app
National plaudits for pioneering health app

A ground breaking app that was built to ease pressure on hospital A&E departments is in the running for a prestigious national award.

29 September 2017
Dr Paul Bowen
Health Matters - Why your GP is great value

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

What does £146 get you these days? Four months’ dog insurance, three months’ car insurance, two months of a comprehensive TV sports and film package? Half an hour with a high street solicitor?

It’s also the value of a full year of general practice care. Yes, your local NHS GP gets on average £146 per year from the taxpayer for 12 months of care. On average, a GP will see each patient six times per year (double the frequency from a decade ago), that’s £24 a visit.

27 September 2017
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Health Matters - CATCH app shortlisted for award

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

I was delighted to learn a few days ago that an app we developed with partners has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The app in question is called CATCH, which stands for Common Approach to Children’s Health. Its purpose is to help parents and carers of children aged 0 - 5 to look after their little ones when they fall ill and to seek medical advice when necessary.

Now, CATCH is in the running for a Health Service Journal award for enhancing care by sharing data and information. 

20 September 2017
mental health
Adult mental health pre-consultation workshop

The NHS in Eastern and Central Cheshire is working in partnership with Cheshire East Council to review and transform adult mental health services.

This is a key part of local health and social care integration programmes Caring Together (Eastern Cheshire) and Connecting Care (Central Cheshire).

As part of the review, we are running a pre-consultation workshop at Macclesfield Town FC SK11 7SP next Thursday (28 September).

19 September 2017
Dr Paul Bowen
Health Matters - Know Your Numbers

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

Know Your Numbers Week runs from 18 to 24 September and is the UK's biggest blood pressure testing and awareness event.

High blood pressure is called the silent killer because it has no symptoms. Therefore, the only way to know if you are at risk from a stroke or heart disease is to have a blood pressure check. 

You can help stop stroke and heart disease by finding out your blood pressure numbers at a pressure station near you during Know Your Numbers Week. Visit www.bloodpressureuk.org and follow the links.

13 September 2017
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Know your numbers and combat high blood pressure

High blood pressure is called the silent killer because it has no symptoms.

Therefore, the only way for people to know if they are at risk from a stroke or heart disease is to have a blood pressure check. 

12 September 2017
Jane Stephens   hi res
Health Matters - Eastern Cheshire HealthVoice

Jane Stephens, lay member for public and patient involvement at NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Are you passionate about the NHS? Would you like to get involved in shaping healthcare in Eastern Cheshire? Are you interested in finding out how local health services are planned and bought?

Then why not attend next Thursday’s (14 September) meeting of our HealthVoice patient and carer group in Poynton Civic Hall, Park Lane, Poynton SK12 1RB from 1.30pm to 4pm?

06 September 2017
mike clark
Health Matters - Getting in shape for planned surgery

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

As we get older, wear and tear can cause parts of our body like knees and hips to weaken to a point where they need replacing.

When that happens, it’s vital that patients and health professionals take every possible step to reduce the risk of surgery and increase the chances of a quick, full recovery. One of the ways in which we can do this is to help people stop smoking, lose weight and cut down on their drinking before they go under the knife.

For that reason, we have introduced a health optimisation policy that takes effect this month (September) and will see GPs referring patients – where necessary – to a support service called One You Cheshire East.

04 September 2017