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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
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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
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Helping parents to deal with minor illness

We're urging parents to download an award-winning app that will help them take the best possible care of their little ones when they fall ill.

18 July 2018
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Think pharmacy before passports!

With the summer holidays beckoning, a leading GP has offered a series of top tips to help holidaymakers stay well abroad and ensure their time in the sun is stress free.

18 July 2018
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Health Matters - Top tips for a safe summer

Dr Lesley Bayliss, clinical lead for children, NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Having an ill child or dealing with a minor injury can be daunting but parents are often best placed to help their child get better quickly. Understanding more about common childhood injuries or illnesses, and basic first aid skills, can help you decide what to do.

18 July 2018
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Health Matters - Passports and paracetamol

Dr Julia Huddart, clinical lead for urgent and emergency care, NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

We all look forward to going on holiday! Planning the trip, buying a summer wardrobe, checking we’ve packed everything we need.  But with so many things to remember, essential items can get left behind. One small trip to the pharmacy before take-off could save you a lot of hassle and stress abroad.

18 July 2018
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Stay savvy in the summer sun

Summer has brought soaring temperatures and wall-to-wall sunshine, prompting health experts to urge people to take care while enjoying the best weather in years.

17 July 2018
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Health Matters - 70 years of the NHS

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

Last week I was lucky and honoured to attend a special service at Westminster Abbey to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS along with 2,000 other NHS staff and patients. 

11 July 2018
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Get active for NHS 70!

A Macclesfield-based GP and practice manager have urged people to give the NHS a great 70th birthday present by eating healthily and taking plenty of exercise.

11 July 2018
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National spotlight for NHS in Eastern Cheshire

We've been showcased in a prestigious national publication.

09 July 2018
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Self-care is just what the doctor ordered!

As the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday, an Eastern Cheshire GP has urged people to take more responsibility for their care and rely less on medical professionals in order to sustain the NHS that we know and rely on.

09 July 2018
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Health Matters - Hay fever's not to be sniffed at

Dr Julia Huddart, clinical lead for urgent and emergency care, NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG

Much like housemaid’s knee and tennis elbow, hay fever is an ailment that’s often a source of mild amusement – to those who don’t suffer from it. However, people afflicted by it will know that it’s nothing to be sniffed it.

That’s why I thought I’d use this week’s column to offer some top tips on managing the symptoms.

04 July 2018
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Saddleworth Moor fire

Public Health England has issued advice to people working in Greater Manchester near the Saddleworth Moor area affected by fire.

29 June 2018
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Health Matters - Learning Disability Week

Lynsey Ure, quality lead for transforming care for learning disability at NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Treat Me Well is a campaign led by Mencap to improve how the NHS treats people with a learning disability when they attend a hospital visit.  And it was a big focus for local NHS staff during Learning Disability Week, which ran from 18 to 24 June.

20 June 2018
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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