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Raj Jain (centre) during the visit to the frailty virtual ward, with Julie Swift, Advanced Nurse Practitioner (left) and Lydia Vallance-Prentice, Clinical Nurse Lead (right)

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Chair visits frailty virtual ward offering patients innovative community-based healthcare

Raj Jain, Chair of NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, visited Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s (BCHFT) frailty virtual ward on 20 February.

A phone with Online NHS 111. The text to the left reads "If you need medical help, continue to use 111 online, and in emergencies, please call 999"

Public urged to use NHS 111 ahead of doctor strikes

People across Cheshire and Merseyside are being urged to use NHS 111 for all non-emergency healthcare needs ahead of industrial action by junior doctors.

Text says "Measles can make you seriously unwell, make sure your child is up to date with their MMR vaccines" with a graphic of a child receiving a vaccination

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside invites thousands of school children to be vaccinated against measles

With measles cases on the rise, thousands of school children aged 6 -11 years are being invited to attend appointments to be vaccinated against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR).

NHS industrial action

NHS industrial action

Please do not hesitate to come forward to access care if you need it - using NHS 111 Online where appropriate

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Merseyside unites behind new plan to drive forward the work to prevent serious violence

Organisations across Merseyside will unite today to launch a new plan to drive forward the work to prevent and reduce serious violence across our region.

Permanent Place Director for Liverpool appointed

Permanent Place Director for Liverpool appointed

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside can announce that Mark Bakewell has been appointed as Place Director for Liverpool on a permanent basis.

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NHS Pharmacies in Cheshire and Merseyside to begin treating people for common conditions

Patients in Cheshire and Merseyside will be able to get treatment for seven common conditions through their high street pharmacy from today, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care.

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Diagnostic services in Cheshire and Merseyside win funding to accelerate the use of AI to help diagnose lung cancer patients quicker

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside’s Radiology Imaging Network (CAMRIN) has secured funding to accelerate the deployment of AI to help diagnose lung cancer patients quicker.

Artist impression of the new Cheshire and Merseyside Surgical Centre at Victoria Infirmary Northwich

Arrival of steel frame marks progress with development at Victoria Infirmary, Northwich

The next stage of the construction of the Cheshire and Merseyside Surgical Centre at Victoria Infirmary Northwich has begun with the arrival of a steel frame on site.

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Toolkit unveiled to tackle fuel poverty

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside and Health Innovation North West Coast joined forces to explore ways of supporting people whose health condition made them particularly vulnerable to fuel poverty.

A cartoon father and daughter. Text reads "Measles cases are rising in England - make sure your child is up to date with their vaccinations"

NHS launches catch up campaign for missed MMR vaccines

Millions of parents and carers in England are being urged to book their children in for their missed measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

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Video reminds people to choose the right service

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside has partnered with Merseyside and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in creating a hard-hitting new video featuring staff from the Accident & Emergency (A&E) department at Whiston Hospital.

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside reports most challenging week of winter

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside reports most challenging week of winter

NHS services across Cheshire and Merseyside are experiencing their most challenging week of winter yet – with a number of local hospitals particularly stretched.

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Pharmacy First service - coming soon

The NHS is due to launch a new service called Pharmacy First at the end of January, which will allow patients to access more treatments directly from community pharmacies.

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NHS Cheshire and Merseyside January 2024 Board meeting

The next meeting of the NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board will take place at the Floral Pavilion Theatre and Conference Centre in New Brighton, Wirral from 9am to midday on Thursday 25 January 2024.

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NHS Cheshire and Merseyside first recipient of new UK-wide social value award

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, integrated care board for the region, has become the first organisation in the UK to receive a new award for social value in health.

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Health and care leaders among those recognised in 2024 New Year Honours List

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside’s Chair and Chief Executive have congratulated all 26 people from Cheshire and Merseyside who were recognised in the 2024 New Year Honours List

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NHS thanks staff and the public following junior doctor strikes

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside is thanking staff and the public for their support following the latest period of industrial action.

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Make more time for the important things - order repeat prescriptions on the NHS App

Patients in Cheshire and Merseyside can save time by ordering regular medication using the NHS App. The NHS App is the quickest and easiest way to order a repeat prescription – and it puts you in better control of your own health.

Public urged to use NHS 111 ahead of New Year doctor strike

Public urged to use NHS 111 ahead of New Year doctor strike 

People across Cheshire and Merseyside are being urged to use NHS 111 for all non-emergency healthcare needs ahead of industrial action by junior doctors early in the New Year.

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Booking a jab in the North West is 'as easy as booking a cab' in NHS App overhaul

The NHS has set out how people in the North West will benefit from better access to life-saving vaccinations, following the success of initiatives already trialled in the region during the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Public urged to use NHS 111 ahead of Christmas and New Year doctor strikes

Public urged to use NHS 111 ahead of Christmas and New Year doctor strikes

Please use NHS 111 for all non-emergency healthcare needs ahead of industrial action by junior doctors both ahead of Christmas and early in the New Year

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Director General of Adult Social Care visits Cheshire and Merseyside

Michelle Dyson was in St Helens to learn more about how local health and care integration is supporting residents to experience better care and better outcomes

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Patients urged to order repeat prescriptions ahead of Christmas

Patients across Cheshire and Merseyside are being asked to plan ahead this Christmas by checking their regular medications and ordering any repeat prescriptions they might need early - using the NHS App.

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Everton in the Community signs Anchor Framework

Everton in the Community has become the latest organisation to sign the Cheshire and Merseyside Anchor Framework which aims to strengthen local communities.