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NHS Cheshire and Merseyside urges people to get winter jabs in time for Christmas

Christmas is coming and with just 11 days until online bookings for COVID-19 and flu vaccines close, the NHS in the Cheshire and Merseyside is urging anyone still eligible to book an appointment and get potentially lifesaving protection ahead of the festive season.

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Pioneering diabetes prehab service launches in Wirral

A pioneering diabetes prehab service has launched in Wirral, using population health data to identify those most at risk of having surgery postponed.

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NHS outlines how it will help improve access to GP practices across Cheshire and Merseyside

A new report sets out NHS Cheshire and Merseyside’s plan for improving access and making it easier and simpler for patients to access the care they need, and supporting GP practices to manage demand and capacity through a range of additional measures.

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Royal College of Defence Studies ‘impressed’ by visit to NHS Cheshire and Merseyside

International military leaders from the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) were welcomed by NHS Cheshire and Merseyside last month, as part of a programme of visits across the UK focused on political, diplomatic, security, social and economic issues.

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NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside takes steps to improve care and help speed up discharge for patients

New ambulances, elective hubs, virtual wards and care transfer hubs are amongst the innovative measures in place to ensure patients in Cheshire and Merseyside receive the best possible NHS care this winter.

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NHS Cheshire and Merseyside November 2023 Board meeting

The next meeting of NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board will take place in Cheshire East on Thursday 30 November 2023.

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Bag a booster this Black Friday

This Black Friday, you can bag a booster as well as a bargain when you’re out Christmas shopping across the North West.

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Local NHS encourages safe use and disposal of antibiotics during World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week

Healthcare leaders at NHS Cheshire and Merseyside are encouraging residents across the region to ensure that they know how to take and safely dispose of antibiotics, during World Antimicrobial Resistance Awareness Week (18-24 November).

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Cheshire and Merseyside uses innovative data-led approach to help more than 1,000 vulnerable people cope with fuel poverty

The Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Health and Care Partnership, which brings together NHS Trusts, local authorities, and other organisations from across the region to improve the health and wellbeing of its citizens, is using population health technology and targeted support to help more than 1,000 people facing fuel poverty.

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HSJ awards success for Cheshire and Merseyside provider collaborative

Cheshire and Merseyside’s provider collaborative gained national recognition after winning Provider Collaborative of the Year at last night’s HSJ Awards.

Ruth Hussey joins NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Board

Ruth Hussey joins NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Board

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside has appointed Dr Ruth Hussey CB, OBE, DL as its newest board member.

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Liverpool cancer patient urges people to attend lung health check

A Liverpool cancer patient who is now free of the disease is urging people to go for a lung check-up if they are offered one.

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Director of Nursing and Care awarded title of Queen’s Nurse

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside’s Director of Nursing and Care has been awarded the prestigious title of Queen’s Nurse

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Look after your mind and body this Self Care Week

Healthcare professionals across Cheshire and Merseyside are encouraging people to look after their ‘mind and body’ as part of Self Care Week 2023 (13-19 November).

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Cheshire and Merseyside surgical hub opens Phase 2 and marks 3,000 patients in first year

Wirral University Teaching Hospital’s (WUTH) Cheshire and Merseyside Surgical Centre at Clatterbridge treated 3,000 patients in its first year – as it marks the opening of phase two.

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Surgical hub wins recognition for meeting top clinical and operational standards

Wirral University Teaching Hospital’s Cheshire and Merseyside Surgical Centre at Clatterbridge (C&MSC) has been successfully accredited as an elective surgical hub delivering high standards in clinical and operational practice

Making your outpatient appointments work for you

Making your outpatient appointments work for you

Doctors across Cheshire and Merseyside are encouraging patients to make the most of the options available to them when managing their outpatient appointments.

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Giant lungs visit Warrington to help beat biggest cancer killer

On Tuesday 7 November, the Let’s Talk Lung Cancer roadshow arrives at Golden Square Shopping Centre

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Take a short survey to share your views on the future of Liverpool University Hospitals

Liverpool University Hospitals is asking for the views of its patients and the public to support the development of its new five-year strategy.

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NHS virtual wards to treat thousands of patients with heart failure at home

Thousands of patients with heart failure will now be treated from home as the NHS expands its world-leading virtual wards scheme.

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Ask Your Pharmacist Week 2023 (30 October – 6 November)

It’s ‘Ask Your Pharmacist Week’ and health professionals in Cheshire and Merseyside are reminding you about the range of healthcare services and support available at your local pharmacy.

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Staffing boost for patients using GP practices in Cheshire and Merseyside

The NHS is raising public awareness of the expanding range of support available to patients through their local GP practice health teams - including pharmacists, mental health practitioners, paramedics, physios, and social prescribers.

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NHS Provider Trusts Gather to Share Good Practice and Celebrate Work of New Adoptees

The NHS Prevention Pledge Summit was held in Liverpool on Tuesday 26 September, bringing together over 60 delegates and speakers, including the 17 NHS Provider Trusts from across Cheshire and Merseyside.

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National recognition for innovative NHS Cheshire and Merseyside

The digital tool which has saved thousands of surgeon hours and prevented people in Cheshire and Merseyside from being admitted to A&E continues to gain national recognition.

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Local woman urges others to check their breasts regularly for early breast cancer diagnosis and treatment

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month running through October, a Merseyside grandmother is urging others to regularly check their breasts and avoid “burying their head in the sand” when it comes to addressing any concerning changes they spot.