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Health Matters - Why volunteering is good news all round

Julia Hulland-Vernon, Community Engagement and Participation Officer, NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Why volunteering is good news all round

We're encouraging people to become volunteers in their local community. You can volunteer no matter your age, whether you are in work or not and whether you have any support needs.

14 June 2018
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Tell us your views on policies around Continuing Healthcare and Complex Care

We are asking patients, carers, the general public, staff and other stakeholders about planned revisions to our commissioning policy for Continuing Healthcare and Complex Care.

06 June 2018
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Health Matters - Care Communities

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

I’m confident that disjointed care will soon be a thing of the past. And one of the reasons for my optimism is an agreement made by the local NHS and Cheshire East Council last month to develop five care communities across Eastern Cheshire as part of a move towards having a single joined-up care system by 2020.

 

06 June 2018
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Health Matters - Re-Shape Health Programme

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

There are so many simple steps that we could take to improve our health. We are often told to exercise, eat healthily and drink more water but what support is available for you to take better care of yourself?

30 May 2018
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52 Alderley Road LLP - elective care and ophthalmology contract

52 Alderley Road LLP has served notice on a contract awarded by the CCG to provide a variety of elective care and ophthalmology services.

 

24 May 2018
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Joint local area SEND inspection in Cheshire East

Following an inspection of services across Cheshire East for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), we have received the outcome letter from government inspectors.

10 May 2018
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Extra event for mental health consultation

The NHS has lined up an extra event for people to have their say on proposals to redesign specialist mental health services for adults and older people experiencing severe or long term mental ill-health.

13 April 2018
Mental health consultation

An advertisement in the Macclesfield Express (Wednesday 7 March 2018) gave the wrong freephone number for people requesting further information on our 12-week public consultation on proposals to redesign specialist mental health services for adults and older people in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

The correct number is 0808 169 1189.

#JoinTheConversation

 

07 March 2018
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Health Matters React to Red

A pressure ulcer is damage to the skin and the deeper layer of tissue under the skin. This happens when pressure is applied to the same area of skin for a period of time and cuts off its blood supply. 

28 February 2018
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Health Matters Falls Prevention

Falling or the risk of falling can be a worrying thing for many people. If you have fallen in the past, making changes to reduce your chances of having a fall can also help you overcome any fear of falling.

21 February 2018
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Health Matters - Delayed transfer of care

I wanted to start this week’s column by thanking readers for easing pressure on the NHS this winter by choosing the right healthcare at the right time. Figures for winter so far show that relatively few people have visited A&E at Macclesfield Hospital unnecessarily.

By treating coughs, colds and sore throats at home – and with help from their community pharmacist – people are helping ensure that urgent and emergency care are available for those who really need it.

 

19 February 2018