West Cheshire CCG News

Campaign reveals scale of medicine waste in West Cheshire

Millions of pounds worth of prescription medicines are wasted across West Cheshire every year.

Date added: 03/03/2017

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Webcast of Governing Body meeting

In January 2017 NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body meeting was webcast for the first time.

Date added: 01/02/2017

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Thumbs-up for Smile for a Mile!

Primary school pupils who have been trailblazing the West Cheshire Way’s Smile for a Mile initiative have put pen to paper to explain the many ways in which they benefit.

Date added: 20/01/2017

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Help at hand for people at risk of Type 2 diabetes

The nine-month NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is aimed at reducing the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.

Date added: 16/01/2017

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CCG in the running for two regional awards

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been shortlisted for two awards at the prestigious 2017 North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards.

Date added: 13/01/2017

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Primary school pupils opt to "Smile for a Mile"

Primary school pupils who pound the playgrounds of West Cheshire in a bid to walk, jog or run a mile a day have come together to name the local initiative “Smile for a Mile”.

Date added: 03/01/2017

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Funding boost to support the West Cheshire Way

A funding boost of £400,000 has been secured to support the delivery of the West Cheshire Way in 2017/18.

Date added: 21/12/2016

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Spotlight on a local pharmacist

Tariq Al Dulayymi is a local community pharmacist manager at Swettenham Chemists in Blacon, Chester and has 10 years’ pharmacy experience.

Date added: 20/12/2016

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Public Consultation - Have your say before Jan 17

A public consultation by Cheshire and Wirral CCGs which includes proposals to make changes to some NHS services is set to run until January 17, 2017.

Date added: 06/12/2016

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"Think Pharmacy" if you suffer a minor ailment this winter

The Chair of NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is urging people to “Think Pharmacy” if they suffer a minor ailment this winter.

Date added: 01/12/2016

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Cheshire & Merseyside Sustainability and Transformation Plan

The draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Cheshire and Merseyside sets out how the health and care system can remain fit for the future.

Date added: 16/11/2016

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Patient leader's moving speech at Mental Health summit

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group patient leader Julie Sheen delivered a moving speech about her experiences of depressive and anxiety disorder at the inaugural Cheshire West and Chester Mental Health Summit.

Date added: 14/11/2016

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The Cheshire Care Record

The Cheshire Care Record gives care providers a quick holistic view of your care from all health and social care services in Cheshire

Date added: 08/11/2016

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Choosing Wisely campaign launched

The Academy of Medical Royal colleges has launched its Choosing Wisely campaign

Date added: 03/11/2016

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Consultation - Service Review Policy

A consultation has been launched by Cheshire and Wirral CCGs to ask the public for their views on proposals to make changes to some NHS services.

Date added: 25/10/2016

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New CCG Chair confirmed from 1st January 2017

Dr Chris Ritchieson was confirmed as the next Chair of NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group at the organisation’s Membership Council meeting on September 28.

Date added: 06/10/2016

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New online service set to enhance General Practice in West Cheshire

A number of GP practices in West Cheshire are trialling a new online service which enables more patients to access the advice and treatment they need without having to visit their doctor.

Date added: 30/09/2016

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Award-winners saluted at Annual General Meeting

Six staff members of NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group were saluted at the organisation’s AGM for their long service to the NHS.

Date added: 29/09/2016

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Annual Report summary 2016

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has published its Annual Report summary for 2016 ahead of its Annual General Meeting.

Date added: 21/09/2016

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Our Savings Plan 2016/17

Today NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group publishes “Our Savings Plan” to detail the financial challenges we face and the savings identified in 2016/17.

Date added: 19/09/2016

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Consultation outcome - What should we prescribe in West Cheshire?

At its meeting on September 15th, 2016, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group's Governing Body discussed the outcome of the recent consultation "What should we prescribe in West Cheshire?"

Date added: 19/09/2016

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CCG staff sign up for exercise challenge

Dozens of staff from NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group are limbering up for a five-week Organisational Sports Challenge.

Date added: 01/09/2016

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AGM to be held on September 28

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group's Annual General Meeting is set to be held at Chester Racecourse on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Date added: 24/08/2016

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Recruitment of Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is appointing to its governing body for a Lay Member for Patient and Public Involvement.

Date added: 04/08/2016

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Be Clear on Cancer launches locally

Local figures for West Cheshire reveal that there are two hundred deaths from lung cancer every year.

Date added: 27/07/2016

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Statement re NHS England assurance rating

NHS England has today published 2015/16 annual assurance ratings for all 209 Clinical Commissioning Groups in England.

Date added: 21/07/2016

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Find out more about the Cheshire Care Record

Local health and social care services are working together to improve how your information is shared to support the decisions they make about your care.

Date added: 08/07/2016

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Volunteer needed - Patient Activation Representative

Do you have a long-term health condition i.e. Arthritis, COPD, Asthma, Diabetes? Are you passionate about being involved in the development of person-centred approaches to healthcare?

Date added: 04/07/2016

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Public events to support prescribing consultation

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is organising two public engagement events to support the ongoing “What Should We Prescribe in West Cheshire?” consultation.

Date added: 04/07/2016

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Patient Transport Service switchover reminder

From tomorrow (July 1, 2016) West Midlands Ambulance Service will provide all non-emergency Patient Transport Service for patients registered with a GP in Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral.

Date added: 30/06/2016

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Update: Consultation - What should we prescribe in West Cheshire?

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has to ensure that the local health budget for our area is spent as effectively as possible, whilst minimising waste and promoting self-care.

Date added: 30/06/2016

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Joint statement re Children's Hospital at Home

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are pleased to announce that the Children’s Hospital at Home service delivered by the Trust will continue for local children from July 1, 2016.

Date added: 24/06/2016

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Living with type 2 diabetes - my story

Russ Kavanagh - an entrepreneur from Ellesmere Port - was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 33.

Date added: 16/06/2016

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Patient Transport Service set for July 1 switchover

From July 1, 2016 non-emergency ambulance transport across West Cheshire and neighbouring areas will be managed by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Date added: 14/06/2016

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Figures reveal scale of West Cheshire's diabetes challenge

More than 11,000 people across West Cheshire have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes with a further 24,896 - nearly 1 in 10 local people - rated as being at risk.

Date added: 14/06/2016

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West Cheshire carer tells of the impact of her husband's diagnosis

A carer from West Cheshire has spoken of her experiences caring for her husband as part of national Carers Week (June 6-12).

Date added: 08/06/2016

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Termination of Pregnancy Services - Public Consultation Feedback

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group undertook a consultation on the future provision of pregnancy termination services in late 2015.

Date added: 07/06/2016

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Consultation - What should we prescribe in West Cheshire?

Have your say by 5pm on July 31 via our eight-week consultation.

Date added: 02/06/2016

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As bank holiday weekend approaches

We are reminding patients to collect any repeat prescriptions from your local GP practice

Date added: 25/05/2016

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Stay protected in the sun as temperatures rise

More than 300 people were diagnosed with a malignant melanoma in West Cheshire between 2009 and 2013.

Date added: 13/05/2016

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West Cheshire Way launch - the figures that count

It’s official - the extended launch of the West Cheshire Way was an unqualified success.

Date added: 09/05/2016

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Patients encouraged to help shape primary care

NHS England want patients and the public to get more involved with shaping their local primary care services.

Date added: 05/05/2016

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Council seeks public view via 0-19 services consultation

Cheshire West and Chester Council is seeking public feedback to inform how children's centre services are delivered in future and to ensure that the right services are bought for the local population.

Date added: 27/04/2016

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Junior doctors strike - further advice for patients

The NHS is working hard to ensure that as few patients as possible are affected.

Date added: 25/04/2016

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Patients urged to choose well during industrial action

As junior doctors prepare to strike - with a full walkout planned as part of national industrial action - contingency preparations are well underway across the NHS in West Cheshire.

Date added: 20/04/2016

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Recruitment of Lay Member for Audit and Finance

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is looking to strengthen its governing body with the appointment of a Lay Member for Audit and Finance.

Date added: 15/04/2016

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Joint Statement re. Children's Hospital at Home

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have agreed to suspend changes to the current provision of local paediatric services and, in particular, the children’s hospital at home service.

Date added: 14/04/2016

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Statement re Children's Hospital at Home

The Children’s Hospital at Home service was introduced as a pilot service in late 2012 and subsequently funded for three years from April 2013 to support service redesign at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Date added: 07/04/2016

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Planned industrial action by junior doctors

As has been widely publicised, junior doctors are planning to take national industrial action for 48 hours from 8am on Wednesday, April 6, to 8am on Friday, April 8.

Date added: 04/04/2016

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Blacon health and wellbeing event success

The third West Cheshire Way roadshow of 2016 culminated with a health and wellbeing event in Blacon.

Date added: 01/04/2016

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NHS 111 switchover on April 1, 2016

Your local health care commissioner, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, advises that from tomorrow (April 1, 2016) NHS 111 should be your first point of contact if you need medical help fast but your situation is not life-threatening.

Date added: 31/03/2016

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West Cheshire to benefit from Diabetes Prevention Programme

People in West Cheshire will be among the first in England to be offered places on the world’s first nationwide Type 2 diabetes prevention programme.

Date added: 30/03/2016

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Pupils enjoy West Cheshire Way training session with Chester FC

Excited primary school youngsters tackled Chester FC stars in a one-off training session.

Date added: 24/03/2016

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Launch of the West Cheshire Way Daily Mile

The West Cheshire Daily Mile was launched at Upton Heath CE Primary School in Chester this morning (Monday, March 21).

Date added: 21/03/2016

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GP Extended Hours service - Easter arrangements

Need to know the GP Extended Hours arrangements over the long Easter weekend?

Date added: 17/03/2016

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Daily Mile initiative comes to West Cheshire

Primary Schools across West Cheshire are being urged to join the Daily Mile initiative in which children from nursery to Year Six and their teachers are encouraged to run or walk a mile each day.

Date added: 17/03/2016

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West Cheshire Way roadshow success

The second West Cheshire Way roadshow of 2016 reached more than 500 people via direct public engagement and more than 36,000 on social media.

Date added: 17/03/2016

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Children's mental health 'on the right path' in West Cheshire

‘On the right path’ was the theme for a child mental health workshop in Ellesmere Port this month which delivered training to health care practitioners and those who work with children and young people across West Cheshire.

Date added: 17/03/2016

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Planned industrial action by junior doctors

As has been widely publicised, junior doctors are planning to take national industrial action for 48 hours from 8am on Wednesday, March 9, to 8am on Friday, March 11.

Date added: 08/03/2016

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From April 1 if it's not 999 it should be 111

Your local health care commissioner, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, advises that, from April 1, 2016, NHS 111 should be your first point of contact if you need medical help fast but your situation is not life-threatening.

Date added: 02/03/2016

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March 2016 is prostate cancer awareness month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month launches this week, with the focus on early detection and encouraging men over 50 to be more prostate aware.

Date added: 02/03/2016

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Shouting out to raise awareness of ovarian cancer

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group will be ‘shouting out’ this month in support of a campaign aimed at raising awareness of ovarian cancer so that more women can be diagnosed and treated early.

Date added: 02/03/2016

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West Cheshire's Urgent Care Week success

West Cheshire’s Urgent Care Week has been hailed a success, with more patients successfully discharged from hospital, more unnecessary admissions avoided and a reduction in delays transferring care.

Date added: 29/02/2016

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Public being urged to check ‘blood in pee’ for national campaign

Members of the public will be asked to check their urine, as the Be Clear on Cancer ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign runs from now until 31 March, to raise awareness of bladder and kidney cancer symptoms.

Date added: 24/02/2016

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New free app provides Dementia Emergency advice

A new free app has been developed to provide simple guidance on how best to respond to a range of dementia-related emergencies.

Date added: 24/02/2016

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First West Cheshire Way roadshow of 2016 a success

The first West Cheshire Way roadshow of 2016 was held during February half-term (February 15-19).

Date added: 23/02/2016

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West Cheshire Way roadshows to build campaign momentum

Following a successful launch event in November 2015, a series of West Cheshire Way roadshows are set to take place before the end of March 2016.

Date added: 10/02/2016

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Urgent Care Week in West Cheshire

From Monday, February 8, to Sunday, February 14, the NHS in West Cheshire and Cheshire West and Chester Council will be promoting the Choose Well message to encourage more people to use doorstep health services.

Date added: 10/02/2016

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Humberside healthcare delegates visit West Cheshire

Healthcare delegates from Humberside visited Frodsham to learn more about the West Cheshire Way.

Date added: 09/02/2016

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Leading GP innovator visits West Cheshire to support its drive to transform care

A cutting-edge innovator who has helped to improve GP services in one of the poorest parts of the country visited NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group to support its drive to transform care.

Date added: 09/02/2016

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Launch of Urgent Care Week in West Cheshire

It’s Urgent Care Week in West Cheshire. From Monday, February 8, to Sunday, February 14, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group will be promoting activity which helps to prevent avoidable hospital admissions – such as falls prevention, Stay Well This Winter and the Choose Well campaign.

Date added: 08/02/2016

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Planned industrial action by junior doctors

As has been widely publicised, junior doctors are planning to take national industrial action for 24 hours from 8am on Wednesday, February 10, to 8am on Thursday, February 11.

Date added: 04/02/2016

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Pioneering trio of GP practices rated "good" in every area by the CQC

Three GP practices which are leading the way in implementing new community-based care initiatives have been rated as “good” in every category by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Date added: 27/01/2016

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PRESS RELEASE - Rise in Flu Activity

Public Health England (PHE) has reported a rise in flu activity in the North West and elsewhere in the country and is asking those at risk of catching the flu to be vaccinated.

Date added: 18/01/2016

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Alison Lee delivers West Cheshire Way presentation

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group CEO Alison Lee delivered a presentation about the West Cheshire Way to members of the Chester-based Diabetes UK Group.

Date added: 08/01/2016

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York Road Group Practice ‘good at everything’ - it’s official!

Staff at York Road Group Practice are delighted with the results of their recent assessment by the Care Quality Commission inspection

Date added: 06/01/2016

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Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Transformation Plan

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and its partners have been working on a children and young people's transformation plan.

Date added: 05/01/2016

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Help for residents to make their homes warmer

Warm Zones CIC and Cheshire West and Chester Council are working in partnership to help residents make their homes warmer

Date added: 29/12/2015

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Ellesmere Port Medical Centres to start prototype in January

Date added: 23/12/2015

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GP leader urges patients to choose the pharmacist for advice on minor illnesses

Date added: 18/12/2015

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Ambulance Service Update

Date added: 17/12/2015

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Hear how to stay well this Winter

Date added: 11/12/2015

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Visit to Number 10 for Health Leader

Date added: 04/12/2015

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Hundreds of people flock to launch events

More than 350 residents attended events in Ellesmere Port (200) and Tarporley (150) during the official launch week of ‘The West Cheshire Way’ at the end of November.

Date added: 27/11/2015

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Audit Chair vacancy

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group currently has a vacancy for its Audit Chair position

Date added: 27/11/2015

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Antibiotics - doc advice

Date added: 19/11/2015

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I-van visit to Ellesmere Port - Community initiative to keep people in the Port fit and healthy

I-van will be visiting Ellesmere Port to check people’s health across the community and support them to be fit and healthy on Tuesday, 17 November, between 10am – 3.30pm, at Trinity Methodist Church - residents can find out about the latest health initiatives.

Date added: 16/11/2015

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I-van visit to Tarporley - Community initiative to keep people in Cheshire fit and healthy

I-van will be visiting the village of Tarporley to check people’s health across the community and support them to be fit and healthy on Thursday, 19 November, at the Community Centre between 10am and 3.30pm - residents can find out about the latest health initiatives.

Date added: 16/11/2015

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Come and join us in Helsby this Saturday!

Please join us at Helsby Community Centre on Saturday 31st October for our 'Keeping Well in the Community' event.

Date added: 29/10/2015

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Have your say on maternity services in West Cheshire

Have your say about maternity services in West Cheshire and take part in the National Maternity Review until 15th November 2015!

Date added: 29/10/2015

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Outcome of Podiatry Consultation

The 3 month public consultation into proposed changes to the Podiatry Service in West Cheshire has now concluded. Please see the full results.

Date added: 20/10/2015

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Come & see us at Chester Pride - 3rd October 2015

We will be at Chester Pride tomorrow so why not come along and talk to us and have a blood pressure check on board iVan???

Date added: 02/10/2015

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Our 2015 Annual Report is available now!

We have published our 2015 Annual Report.

Date added: 25/09/2015

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Have your say on our My Health, My Life Calendar

If you receive a copy of our My Health, My Life Calendar from your GP Surgery, we would love to hear what you think of it via our short online survey!

Date added: 23/09/2015

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2015 Annual General Meeting

We extend a warm welcome to local people to come along to our AGM on 30 September and find out more about health services in West Cheshire.

Date added: 02/09/2015

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National Breathe Easy Week, 15-21 June 2015

To coincide with National Breathe Easy Week (15-21 June 2015), the NHS is holding a one-day event outside Asda, Ellesmere Port on Tuesday 16 June between 10am and 3.30pm.

Date added: 09/06/2015

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Free web tool for West Cheshire patients with breathing difficulties

A free interactive web tool offering personalised advice and support for people living with long-term conditions has been launched by West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Date added: 09/06/2015

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Northgate Medical Centre: Important Information

Northgate Medical Centre have moved into new premises. They now have a new telephone number

Date added: 15/05/2015

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Invite for expressions of interest

West Cheshire CCG is inviting expressions of interest for provision of neurological support services

Date added: 15/04/2015

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“Choose Well” this Easter

Bank Holidays always put extra pressure on busy Accident and Emergency departments and Easter is no exception.

Date added: 31/03/2015

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Pioneering NHS project in west Cheshire wins national funding

GP practices in west Cheshire have won nearly £3.8million of national funding to transform their service into local hubs for improving people’s health and well-being.

Date added: 27/03/2015

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Healthwatch Listening Event

Residents of Cheshire West and Chester you are invited to a listening event

Date added: 12/03/2015

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Health chief chooses West Cheshire to help shape the future of the NHS

The leaders of the NHS in England have today (Tuesday 10 March) announced that NHS West Cheshire CCG and Primary Care Cheshire has been chosen as one of a small number of organisations to take a national lead on transforming care for patients.

Date added: 12/03/2015

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National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 18 March 2015

West Cheshire CCG is asking everyone to unite against child sexual exploitation for the national awareness day on 18 March 2015.

Date added: 09/03/2015

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Have your say in latest GP patient survey

People across west Cheshire are being invited to tell the NHS what is good – and maybe not so good – about their local GP practice.

Date added: 05/03/2015

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Health and Well Being Event for People Living with or Beyond Cancer

Local people living with, and beyond, cancer are warmly invited to an “open-house” well-being event on Monday 9 March 2015 from 1pm-4pm at the Civic Hall, Ellesmere Port.

Date added: 18/02/2015

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NHS Public Consultation on Podiatry Services – Let us have your views!

The deadline for responding to proposed changes to local podiatry services has been extended to 15 March 2015

Date added: 18/02/2015

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Wednesday 4 February is World Cancer Day

“Not beyond us” is the tagline for World Cancer Day 2015, highlighting a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer and that solutions are within our reach.

Date added: 29/01/2015

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Be Clear on Cancer Campaign

Have you had heartburn, most days, for three weeks or more? Does food stick in your food pipe/gullet when you swallow?

Date added: 26/01/2015

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Cold Weather Alert Issued Across North West

Public Health England has just issued a cold weather Level 3 alert for northern England for the next few days.

Date added: 15/01/2015

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West Cheshire patients urged to “Choose Well”

Health and social care chiefs are appealing to west Cheshire’s residents to “Choose Well” to ease pressure on accident and emergency services

Date added: 09/01/2015

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Stay safe and drink sensibly this New Year’s Eve

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging people to stay safe and drink sensibly this New Year’s Eve.

Date added: 30/12/2014

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Pharmacy Opening Times for Christmas and New Year

There are a number of pharmacies open over Christmas and New Year in West Cheshire

Date added: 22/12/2014

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The NHS urges local residents to “Choose Well” this winter

The NHS in Cheshire is urging local residents to “Choose Well” this winter.

Date added: 15/12/2014

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Redesigning Podiatry Services in West Cheshire

From 8th December 2014 until 1st March 2015 West Cheshire CCG and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership are holding a 12 week public consultation on proposed changes to how Podiatry Services are delivered throughout West Cheshire.

Date added: 08/12/2014

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Freshers... it’s not too late for MenC vaccine

Health professionals in West Cheshire are urging first year university students (Freshers) to get vaccinated against meningococcal C (MenC) infection following recent reports of cases of meningococcal disease among the student population in England.

Date added: 05/12/2014

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Protect little ones with the free flu nasal spray vaccine

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging parents with children aged two, three or four to protect their little ones by taking advantage of the free flu nasal spray vaccine.

Date added: 03/12/2014

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Children ‘takeover’ West Cheshire CCG

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) supported national Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day 2014 by inviting young people from schools across West Cheshire to shadow members of the CCG’s Senior Management Team for two days of activity.

Date added: 28/11/2014

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Carers Rights Day, Friday 28 November 2014

Thousands of people looking after sick or disabled relatives at home may be missing out on vital benefits and support.

Date added: 27/11/2014

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Keeping Well in West Cheshire – supporting older people to live independently

A local service that supports older people to live independently in Vale Royal and West Cheshire has been extended to cover the winter of 2014-2015.

Date added: 27/11/2014

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CCG wins NHS Innovator of the Year Award

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and their partners are celebrating after winning the NHS Innovator of the Year Award at the NHS North West Leadership Recognition Awards 2014.

Date added: 24/11/2014

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NHS Strike Action – advice for patients – 24 November 2014

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is advising local patients of some potential disruption to NHS services on Monday 24 November.

Date added: 21/11/2014

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Choose Well with the NHS this winter and get the treatment you need

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is asking people to think carefully before attending the A&E department at the Countess of Chester Hospital, due to a rise in the number of people needing urgent treatment.

Date added: 19/11/2014

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Keeping well this winter and treating winter ailments

During Self Care Week West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to support you to self care for life and understand how to take better care of yourself and your family members, especially during the winter months, when seasonal illnesses increase.

Date added: 17/11/2014

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Tarporley Practices Showcase Self Care Week with Event

In an effort to encourage people to take better care of themselves, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and its partners are hosting a number of events during Self Care Week (17-23 November); to challenge people to self care as much as possible and to use the NHS appropriately.

Date added: 17/11/2014

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Keeping well this winter and treating winter ailments

During Self Care Week West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to support you to self care for life and understand how to take better care of yourself and your family members, especially during the winter months, when seasonal illnesses increase.

Date added: 17/11/2014

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CCG asks local people to take antibiotics responsibly

NHS West Cheshire CCG is backing European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2014 by asking local people to remember that antibiotics should be taken as prescribed, never saved for later or shared with others.

Date added: 13/11/2014

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Mental health services for people in crisis in West Cheshire score above average

Services to support people in crisis with mental health needs in West Cheshire are improving, according to a report from the Care Quality Commission.

Date added: 11/11/2014

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CCG supports 'Ask Your Pharmacist’ Week 3rd – 10th November 2014

With winter fast approaching, NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is encouraging people to heed NHS advice to access pharmacy based support to stay well during the winter months.

Date added: 03/11/2014

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Take extra care during the four day Fire Brigades Union strike

Be extra vigilant this weekend due to a planned strike by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU).

Date added: 31/10/2014

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GP questionnaire – have your say about local GP services

Healthwatch Cheshire West is currently running a project to look at the experience residents of Cheshire West and Chester have when accessing their GP and the services provided by their local GP practice.

Date added: 27/10/2014

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Download your 2015 Keeping Well Calendar

As part of our initiative to encourage the residents of west Cheshire to ‘Keep Well’ we have produced a 2015 calendar in partnership with CWAC and Vale Royal.

Date added: 17/10/2014

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Cancer Drug Fund Consultation

NHS England has today launched a four-week public consultation on proposed changes to the way its Cancer Drug Fund operates. The consultation will close at midnight on Friday 31 October.

Date added: 16/10/2014

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NHS Strike Action – advice for patients – 13 October 2014

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is advising local patients of some potential disruption to NHS services on Monday 13 October.

Date added: 10/10/2014

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Blood in your urine? See your GP

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is backing the national Be Clear on Cancer ‘Blood in Pee’ campaign and encouraging people to visit their GP if they notice blood in their urine.

Date added: 08/10/2014

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Get your free flu jab; protect yourself and your loved ones this winter

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to get their free flu jab to protect themselves, their families and friends from flu this winter.

Date added: 06/10/2014

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Funding boost to reduce isolation in older people

A local service commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups in central and West Cheshire has been awarded more than £5 million to combat loneliness and isolation in older people.

Date added: 06/10/2014

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Creation of NWCSU

October 1, 2014, marked the launch of North West Commissioning Support Unit - the coming together of Greater Manchester CSU and Cheshire and Merseyside CSU.

Date added: 03/10/2014

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World Mental Health Day: 10th October 2014

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is to support World Mental Health Day this year to raise awareness of mental health issues and the help that it available in West Cheshire.

Date added: 02/10/2014

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CCG encourages patients to visit the pharmacy first

NHS West Cheshire CCG is encouraging people to visit their local pharmacy for treatment of some common conditions rather than making an appointment with their GP.

Date added: 26/09/2014

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NHS West Cheshire CCG’s AGM was a huge success

NHS West Cheshire CCG 2014 AGM was a huge success, welcoming 123 attendees.

Date added: 25/09/2014

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West Cheshire CCG to join Chester Pride Celebrations

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is inviting visitors to this years’ Chester Pride to come and find out about local healthcare.

Date added: 23/09/2014

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Patients' experience of 111 NHS telephone service

Cheshire CCGs ask patients for their experience of 111 NHS telephone service

Date added: 16/09/2014

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NHS West Cheshire CCG extends warm invitation to its AGM

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting patients and the public to attend its 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Date added: 16/09/2014

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Annual General Meeting

We would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 24th September at Chester Race Course

Date added: 04/09/2014

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Join the Wirral and West Cheshire cancer Partnership Group

Have you experienced cancer or are you a carer for someone who has been touched by cancer?

Date added: 03/09/2014

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is working in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council to contribute to the implementation of the Special Educational Needs and Disability reforms.

Date added: 01/09/2014

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'Dying Matters'

Services to support patients at the end of life are the focus of 'Dying Matters' event in West Cheshire.

Date added: 26/08/2014

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NHS West Cheshire CCG pledges to improve asthma care

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has committed to improve asthma care in the local area by 2016.

Date added: 21/08/2014

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Living Well With And Beyond Cancer event

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting people who are living with or beyond cancer, their friends, family and carers, to a free health and wellbeing event.

Date added: 21/08/2014

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Wirral and West Cheshire Cancer Partnership Group

Have you experienced cancer or are you a carer for someone who has been touched by cancer?

Date added: 21/08/2014

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Adult Safeguarding Awards 2014

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is calling for members of the public, in the Cheshire West and Chester area, to nominate friends, family or colleagues for the Adult Safeguarding Awards 2014.

Date added: 13/08/2014

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Ladies, have you had your cervical screening test?

Women across Cheshire West and Chester are being urged to attend appointments for cervical screening tests.

Date added: 08/08/2014

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Help improve health and social care services in the West Cheshire area

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group are inviting members of the public to come and work with them, as Patient Leaders, to help improve health and social care services in the West Cheshire area.

Date added: 01/08/2014

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Transforming Cancer Care: public consultation

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust has launched a public consultation on proposals for Transforming Cancer Care in Merseyside and Cheshire.

Date added: 28/07/2014

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Governing Body Briefing July 2014

Our Governing Body Briefing will update you on the key messages that were presented at our Governing Body meeting.

Date added: 24/07/2014

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Governing Body meeting in public

You can watch our Governing Body in action this Thursday in Ellesmere Port

Date added: 14/07/2014

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Dying Matters – Have you recently cared for someone at the end of their life?

We are reviewing local End of Life Services to ensure we are providing the very best care for our local population. We want to improve care for people who are dying, and for their family, carers and friends.

Date added: 14/07/2014

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Keep calm and stay steady!

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and partners are promoting an important message to older people during its local Falls Awareness Week (23.06.14) – asking them to ‘Keep Calm and Stay Steady!’ and think about the things they can do to reduce the risk of falling.

Date added: 26/06/2014

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Healthwatch focus groups looking at discharge from care

Healthwatch Cheshire West is taking part in a special inquiry to find out what happens when people are discharged from a hospital, care home or secure mental health setting.

Date added: 23/06/2014

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Improving eye health & reducing sight loss

Have your say on the future of eye health - consultation open from 12th June - 12th September

Date added: 23/06/2014

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Keeping Well in West Cheshire

West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Vale Royal CCG developed a new initiative last October to provide tailored support and guidance to local residents on issues of health and wellbeing.

Date added: 18/06/2014

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Falls Prevention Event

Do you worry about falling? Are you losing confidence with getting around?

Date added: 17/06/2014

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Keep calm and stay steady!

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is promoting an important message to older people next week – asking them to ‘Stay Steady!’ and find out about Falls Awareness Week, which begins on Monday 16 June.

Date added: 13/06/2014

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National Care Home Open Day - 20th June

Thousands of UK care homes will be opening their doors to welcome the public, connect residents with their local communities, and change perceptions of care homes for good.

Date added: 12/06/2014

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Help to Manage Your Diabetes in West Cheshire

People who live with diabetes are being offered help with controlling and managing their condition, thanks to NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Date added: 11/06/2014

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Improving care in West Cheshire for people with asthma

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has made a commitment to further support people with asthma by signing Asthma UK’s ‘Asthma Pledge’, in an effort to improve care.

Date added: 11/06/2014

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Carers Week

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is committed to improving the life of carers.

Date added: 06/06/2014

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Are you off to University? Have you had your MMR Jab?

The exam season is almost over and many teenagers might be thinking about going to university in the Autumn. If you are, have you thought about having an MMR jab?

Date added: 03/06/2014

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Are you a Carer?

Health and Wellbeing Event for Carers - 9th June, Chester

Date added: 27/05/2014

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Governing Body Briefing May 2014.

Our Governing Body Briefing will update you on the key messages that were presented at our Governing Body meeting.

Date added: 22/05/2014

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Choose Well this Bank Holiday

The bank holiday is fast approaching and we are urging people to Choose Well.

Date added: 21/05/2014

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Enabling and Inspiring Dementia Friendly Communities 20th May 2014

An exciting event is taking place as part of Dementia Awareness Week (18-24th May 2014).

Date added: 15/05/2014

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Are you Anxiety Aware?

From depression and anxiety, to schizophrenia and eating disorders, mental health takes many forms. These conditions are not always obvious and many people do not understand how those living with poor mental health feel or how they cope on a daily basis.

Date added: 12/05/2014

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Don't forget your prescriptions this bank holiday

Summer is just around the corner and people with long-term health conditions are being reminded not to leave it too late to get their repeat prescriptions over the bank holiday.

Date added: 30/04/2014

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The NHS urges local residents to Choose Well this Summer

Summer is on its way and the bank holiday is just around the corner.

Date added: 30/04/2014

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OPEN - Consultation on lifestyle services

Are you interested in services to help you lose weight or stop smoking?

Date added: 24/04/2014

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Putting People with Parkinson’s Back in Control

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting this year’s Parkinson’s Awareness Week which is running from Monday 7th to Sunday 13th April. The week provides a unique opportunity to help raise awareness of Parkinson's and Parkinson's UK.

Date added: 04/04/2014

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Health Warning on air pollution levels

Health warnings have been issued by the Government as high levels of air pollution spread across England

Date added: 02/04/2014

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Don't forget your Easter prescriptions

Easter is just around the corner and people with long-term health conditions are being reminded not to leave it too late to get their repeat prescriptions.

Date added: 01/04/2014

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The NHS urges local residents to choose well this Easter

There are only a few weeks left until Easter and spring is well and truly on the way.

Date added: 01/04/2014

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Take a look at our new Patient Participation Group Weblog!

Interactive site dedicated to the work of our Patient Participation Groups

Date added: 25/03/2014

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Malpas PPG "Spring into Health"

"Spring into Health" A health promotion exhibition in Malpas 12th April 2014

Date added: 25/03/2014

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Governing Body Briefing March 2014.

Our Governing Body Briefing will update you on the key messages that were presented at our Governing Body meeting

Date added: 20/03/2014

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Governing Body Meeting - Parking

Last minute roadworks affect parking for our Governing Body Meeting

Date added: 19/03/2014

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Have your say on NHS Commissioning Policy changes...

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group wants your views on NHS treatments and procedures.

Date added: 13/03/2014

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West Cheshire smokers to get ready for battle on No Smoking Day

Smokers in West Cheshire are being urged to prepare for battle and attempt to give up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day which takes place on Wednesday 12 March 2014.

Date added: 11/03/2014

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Short Breaks for Carers - Information Event

Do you know a Carer who would benefit from a short break from their caring role?

Date added: 03/03/2014

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Cheshire West’s Clinical Commissioning Groups sign up to mental health anti-stigma campaign

Cheshire West’s two NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups - made up of GP Practices - have joined the growing number of organisations committed to ending the stigma and discrimination against people with experience of mental health problems.

Date added: 11/02/2014

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Working Together to Beat Cancer in West Cheshire and Wirral

On Wednesday 29th January more than 80 people attended the Holiday Inn in Ellesmere Port to discuss local cancer services.

Date added: 06/02/2014

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200 more people are now equipped to better manage their own health thanks to local health event

The Great Sutton Medical Centre Patient Participation Group ‘Your Health – Cradle to Grave’ event which was held on Saturday 1st February was voted an overwhelming success by people who attended the event.

Date added: 04/02/2014

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Governing Body Briefing January 2014

Our Governing Body Briefing will update you on the key messages that were presented at our Governing Body meeting which took place on Thursday 16th January 2014.

Date added: 27/01/2014

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‘Cradle to Grave’ Health Event

Great Sutton GP Patient Participation Group to welcome people to their ‘Cradle to Grave’ Health Event 1st February 2014 12 noon to 3pm.

Date added: 27/01/2014

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 2014

Did you know that cervical screenings save 5,000 lives a year?

Date added: 21/01/2014

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Patient care at the heart of joined up working

Patients asked us for more coordinated care. Integrated care is all about providing the right care, in the right place at the right time.

Date added: 16/01/2014

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Launch of Dementia Friendly Malpas

On Friday 10th January more than 200 people visited Malpas Jubilee Hall to support the launch of Dementia Friendly Malpas.

Date added: 16/01/2014

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Last Days & Hours of Life

The Leadership Alliance for the Care of Dying People (LACDP)is currently seeking views on what high quality care should look like for people in the last days and hours of life, no matter where they are being cared for.

Date added: 13/01/2014

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West Cheshire GPs encourage you to Choose Well

The Choose Well campaign aims to raise awareness that there are many other local NHS services that can be used rather than attend Accident and Emergency departments.

Date added: 10/01/2014

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Have your say on our draft health policies.....

We want your input on our latest review of services

Date added: 06/01/2014

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Become a Good Samaritan for Winter

The NHS has issued a call for 100,000 people to sign a pledge saying they will look in on an elderly friend or neighbour this winter.

Date added: 18/12/2013

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Choose Well This Winter

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is urging local residents to “Choose Well” this winter.

Date added: 17/12/2013

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COPD is the second leading cause of hospital admissions in the North West

West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England urge people with respiratory conditions to stay safe as temperatures drop

Date added: 06/12/2013

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Have your say on the Health & Wellbeing Strategy

"Wellbeing Matters" - community website for you to tell us your views

Date added: 28/11/2013

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Cancer awareness van to visit Chester Retail Park

The iVan mobile cancer information and awareness van will be visiting Chester Retail Park, on Friday 29th November between 10am-4pm

Date added: 27/11/2013

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Carers' Rights Day

Carers Rights Day is about getting carers the information and advice they need to claim benefits, access practical support and find out how technology can help take the pressure off.

Date added: 27/11/2013

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Governing Body Briefing November 2013

Our Governing Body Briefing will update you on the key messages that were presented at our Governing Body meeting which took place on Thursday 21st November 2013.

Date added: 26/11/2013

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HSJ Awards

We were really honoured to have been a finalist in two awards in this year’s Health Service Journal Awards

Date added: 21/11/2013

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It’s Antibiotic Awareness Day – 18th November

Monday, 18th of November is European Antibiotic Awareness Day.

Date added: 15/11/2013

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West Cheshire Health Matters - November 2013

Read the November issue of our West Cheshire Health Matters newsletter and find out how you can become more involved with us.

Date added: 06/11/2013

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Self Care Week 2013

Self care for life – take control

Date added: 06/11/2013

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Adult Safeguarding Award

Cheshire West and Chester’s first ever Adult Safeguarding Awards recently took place

Date added: 04/11/2013

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The NHS belongs to the people: a call to action

NHS England is calling on the public, NHS staff and politicians to have an open and honest debate about the future shape of the NHS.

Date added: 04/11/2013

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‘Connecting Care Across Cheshire’

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and its partners from health and social care across the county have been chosen as one of the 14 national Integration Pioneer Sites by the Department of Health.

Date added: 01/11/2013

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Become a Dementia Friend

People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community.

Date added: 14/10/2013

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Adult Safeguarding Award

We are delighted to announce that Helen, our Designated Nurse for Adult Safeguarding has been awarded the Individual Award for “Going the extra mile to protect and support vulnerable people”.

Date added: 02/10/2013

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Governing Body Briefing September 2013

The Governing Body Briefing will update you on the key messages that were presented at our Governing Body meeting which took place on Thursday 19th September 2013.

Date added: 24/09/2013

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Big Health Day Event Reminder - 9th September

We still have places available for our Big Health Day Event!

Date added: 29/08/2013

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We are a finalist for two National Awards

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards by leading weekly magazine, the Health Service Journal.

Date added: 23/08/2013

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Become a Dementia Friend

Help create more dementia-friendly communities by joining Dementia Friends.

Date added: 21/08/2013

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West Cheshire Health Matters - August 2013

Read the August issue of our West Cheshire Health Matters newsletter and find out how you can become more involved with us.

Date added: 06/08/2013

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Your Invitation to our Big Health Day Event - September 9th 2013

West Cheshire and Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Groups, in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council are hosting a Big Health Day, for people with Learning Disabilities and their carers. The aim of the day is to consult with people with Learning Disabilities and those that care for them to look at the services we offer in Cheshire, what their experiences of services are and going forward how services can be improved, to meet their particular needs.

Date added: 06/08/2013

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Minor Ailments Service – Your thoughts Count

We’ve created a survey, which takes about 5 minutes to complete to help us understand how you feel the Minor Ailment Service is currently running and ways that you see the service being improved or expanded.

Date added: 01/08/2013

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Annual General Meeting and Governing Body Briefing July 2013

Our Annual General Meeting and Governing Body Briefing will update you on the key messages that were presented at our Annual General Meeting and Governing Body meeting which took place on Thursday 18th July 2013.

Date added: 18/07/2013

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Looking Back and Looking Forward

We are pleased with the progress we made last year in improving patients’ experiences in West Cheshire. We’ve written about it in our Annual Report which we took to our Annual General Meeting this morning. We think we can do better this year and so we have also produced a Prospectus setting out some of our plans for improving health care in West Cheshire, working closely with our partners in health and social care and in the voluntary sector.

Date added: 18/07/2013

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Consultation on refreshing the NHS Mandate

In November last year the Government published its first ever NHS Mandate setting out the priorities for the health service for the next two years. They include improving early diagnosis, cutting premature deaths and better help for dementia sufferers. The government believes it will help patients hold the NHS to account. The mandate was drawn up after a three-month consultation during which the public were given the opportunity to highlight what they wanted to see improved.

Date added: 11/07/2013

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Annual General Meeting and July Governing Body Meeting

We are holding our first Annual General Meeting next week starting at 9 am on the 18th July 2013 in Ellesmere Port Civic Hall. Last year we were a sub-committee of the Western Cheshire Primary Care Trust but we were able to put our mark on improving the patient experience for local people. We are pleased with the progress we have made in joint working with Cheshire West and Chester Council, the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust a

Date added: 10/07/2013

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The largest exhibition of information stands about autism in Cheshire - Sunday 11th August

Cheshire Asperger’s Parents Support Ltd have organised A Party In The Park at Cuddington Village Playing Field, Norley Road, CW8 2LB on Sunday 11th August 2013, 12.00-16.00. Everyone welcome, free entrance, Barbecue, Bouncy Castles, Face Paintin

Date added: 09/07/2013

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Armed Forces Day 2013

Saturday 29 June 2013 is Armed Forces Day, now an annual event which provides a focus point for people to honour the contribution of armed forces personnel past and present.

Date added: 27/06/2013

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New integrated stroke unit opened

Last week the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust officially opened its new Integrated Stroke Unit on Ward 33 which aims to provide acute stroke care and then support patients in their rehabilitation and discharge from hospital in a way that caters for their individual needs and wishes.

Date added: 26/06/2013

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Be Clear on Cancer - Lung Cancer Campaign

The national ‘reminder’ campaign for lung cancer will run from 2 July until mid-August 2013,targeting men and women aged 50 and over. The key message is: ‘If you have had a cough for 3 weeks or more, tell your doctor’.

Date added: 25/06/2013

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Help shape the future of urgent and emergency care

NHS England is asking patients, public and NHS staff to help shape the future of urgent and emergency care services. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh (Medical Director of NHS England) announced a review of Urgent and Emergency Care in January this year. Its aim is to develop a national framework to build a safe, more efficient system, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Date added: 17/06/2013

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National Carers Week 2013 - Focusing on the unsung heroes of the NHS

National Carers Week runs from today until Sunday 16th June. All of our GP Practices are encouraging carers to let their GP Practice know that they are a carer; in order for them to get the support and advice they need. Carers can pop into their local surgery for an initial chat or they can fill in a survey aimed at finding out how we can help carers stay healthy.

Date added: 10/06/2013

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Carers Week 10th – 16th June 2013

Carers Week takes place from the 10th to the 16th of June 2013. The key objectives of Carers Week are to: Recognise and celebrate the contribution that carers make to those they care for, and to their communities Raise the profile of carers and increase awareness of their need for support Identify ‘hidden carers’, with the aim of enabling them to access support and services Encourage local organisations to work together to promote recognition, support and services for carers

Date added: 03/06/2013

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Malpas Patient Group launches “Spring into Fitness” Health Event

Members of Laurel Bank Surgery Patient Participation Group have been busy organising an event to encourage their local community to take control of their own health, and to find out what support is out there to help them to stay healthy.

Date added: 21/05/2013

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Updated NHS Constitution published

The Department of Health has published an updated NHS Constitution following a consultation that sought views on a number of proposed changes. Important areas that have been improved in the NHS Constitution include:

Date added: 20/05/2013

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Governing Body Briefing May 2013

Our Governing Body Briefing will update you on the key messages that were presented at our last West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body meeting on Thursday 16th May 2013.

Date added: 16/05/2013

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It’s Dementia Awareness Week next week

May 19th-25th is Dementia Awareness Week. Become a Dementia Friend or Champion. People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community. Dementia Friends is giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia - from helping someone find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia.

Date added: 16/05/2013

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Dying Matters Awareness Week 13th-19th May 2013

13th-19th May marks Dying Matters Awareness Week. Dying Matters Awareness Week has been organised by the Dying Matters Coalition to encourage people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement. Throughout Dying Matters Awareness Week, events and activities are being held up and down the country to raise awareness about end of life issues.

Date added: 13/05/2013

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New guide to the Healthcare System in England

A new publication about the healthcare system in England has just been issued by the NHS. This guide explains organisations in the healthcare system and how they work together.

Date added: 13/05/2013

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Keep Warm, Keep Well

Colder weather is here and with it a reminder that colder temperatures can be a health hazard to older people. Slips, trips, falls and breathing difficulties all pose their problems but there are many ways we can all be better prepared for cold snaps.

Date added: 09/05/2013

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West Cheshire GP Patient Participation Group Members get together for Second Workshop

Over fifty members of local GP Patient Participation Groups turned up to the second Patient Participation Group workshop on May 2nd 2013. Full details of the event and copies of the presentations given at the event . You can also read the latest edition of our Patient Participation Group Newsletter.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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Action On Stroke Month - May 2013

May is Action on stroke month, which aims to increase awareness of stroke. Every year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke. That's one person every five minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children and even babies.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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NHS England Urges Parents To Get Their Children Vaccinated Against Measles

NHS England has joined with Public Health England, the Department of Health and local authorities across the country to urge parents of 10 – 16 year olds to prevent measles by getting their children vaccinated with the MMR jab.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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Governing Body Briefing April 2013

Our Governing Body Briefing will update you on the key messages that were presented at our last West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body meeting on Thursday 18th April 2013.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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Launch of the Clinical Commissioning Group - Ensuring that you get the healthcare you need

On the 1st April 2013, West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group became the statutory body for buying health services for the people of West Cheshire. We have been busily preparing for this date for the past eighteen months, and the coming 18 months will offer one of the biggest challenges to public service delivery, and in particular for the NHS, for more than 40 years.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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April 2013 Governing Body Meeting

The Governing Body the NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group will hold its next meeting, in public, on Thursday 18th April 2013 at 9 am at; 1829 Building Countess of Chester Hospital Liverpool Road Chester CH2 1HJ

Date added: 07/05/2013

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West Cheshire Health Matters - April 2013

Read the April issue of our newsletter and find out how you can become more involved with us.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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Calling 999 - Do you know what to expect

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust have launched a new campaign to educate patients and the public about what they can expect when they call 999 for an ambulance. Follow the link below to take you to their short film which will introduce you to the staff featured and allow you to test your knowledge in their interactive quiz.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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Autism Awareness Month - April 2013

April is autism awareness month. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people and the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain areas of difficulty, their condition will affect them in different ways. Asperger syndrome is a form of autism.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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Bowel Cancer Awareness Month - April 2013

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. This year the focus is on raising awareness of the symptoms and encouraging people to go to their GP if they have concerns. Bowel cancer is the UK's second biggest cancer killer, but it shouldn't be because bowel cancer is very treatable, but like most cancers, the earlier it is diagnosed the more effective treatment is likely to be.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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Governing Body Briefing March 2013

Our Governing Body Briefing will update you on the key messages that were presented at our last West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group Governing Body meeting on Thursday 21st March 2013.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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Choose Well this Easter

We urge everyone to stock up their medicine cabinets in time for the Easter break, and double check that they have the basic essentials with them. GP practices and pharmacies work together to provide services on a rota over public holiday times, so that their staff can have a well-earned rest, while ensuring the public can still access healthcare.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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World Kidney Day 2013

It’s World Kidney Day today (14th March 2013) Over 3 million people in the UK are at risk of kidney disease. People with diabetes, high blood pressure, a family history of kidney problems or from a black or Asian background are particularly at risk.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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Swap Fags For Swag – National No Smoking Day 2013

It’s National No Smoking Day (13th March). What could you do with the money you save by not smoking? Why quit smoking? Everybody has their own personal reason for wanting to give up smoking. Some people give up as part of a larger lifestyle change - to be healthier, to get fit, or to save money.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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Special Educational Needs Consultation

Cheshire West and Chester Council has entered into a formal consultation on the proposed reshaping of special school provision and Special Educational Needs (SEN) resource in mainstream schools across the borough.

Date added: 07/05/2013

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March 2013 Governing Body Meeting

The Governing Body of the local NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group will hold its next meeting, in public, on Thursday 21st March 2013 at 9 am at; West Cheshire College, Ellesmere Port Campus, Off Sutton Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 7BF

Date added: 07/05/2013

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Row, row, row your boat...

The Chester Grosvenor Rowing Club is looking for disabled people (or people with health conditions) to try a new accessible, rowing club. This is part of the Rowability scheme. If anyone is interested in trying it out (regardless of ability or age) please contact Lizzie Stevens 01244 345655 or l.stevens@dialhousechester.org.uk

Date added: 07/05/2013

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The New Health and Care System 2013

The Department of Health have created an interactive diagram giving a view of how the health and care system in England will look from April 2013. Clicking on any of the organisations will let you find out more information. Follow this link to access the interactive diagram: http://healthandcare.dh.gov.uk/system

Date added: 03/05/2013

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Francis Report

The public inquiry into the failings at Stafford Hospital has called for a change in NHS culture. Inquiry head Robert Francis says everyone from porters to ministers must help change NHS practices. Full Francis Report.

Date added: 03/05/2013

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Look After Your Heart

Did you know that February is National Heart Month? The aim is to raise awareness of heart disease and the importance of maintaining good health and heart. Collectively, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK, accounting for more than 179,000 deaths each year at an estimated cost of £19 billion to the economy. There are about 2.6 million people in the UK living with Coronary Heart Disease (CHD).

Date added: 02/05/2013

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