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COVID-19 spring vaccine bookings to open for Cheshire and Merseyside residents

COVID-19 spring vaccine bookings to open for Cheshire and Merseyside residents

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside research and innovation approach to improve quality of care

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside research and innovation approach to improve quality of care

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside is establishing an Integrated Research and Innovation System (IRIS) that aligns with both local and national research and innovation priorities.

Next steps for improving GP access announced

Next steps for improving GP access announced

Thousands of patients are receiving quicker, more convenient access to NHS care from their GP practice and high street pharmacies thanks to a major expansion of services.

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Merseyside 13-year-old awarded for sensory work at Alder Hey

A 13-year-old boy has won a national award for working with a Liverpool hospital to make visits as easy as possible for children with learning difficulties.

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Cheshire and Merseyside to transform the way Endoscopy services are delivered

Endoscopy services across Cheshire and Merseyside are undergoing an extensive transformation aimed at improving waiting times, access, and the quality of services.

More national recognition for planned care programmes

More national recognition for planned care programmes

Planned care programmes in Cheshire and Merseyside gained further recognition at the 2024 HSJ Partnership Awards.

Pharmacist John Davey of Davey’s Chemist, Huyton

Cheshire and Merseyside pharmacies among first in country to pilot MMR vaccine offer

Children aged 5-11 who have missed doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine will be able to get vaccinated at selected Cheshire and Merseyside pharmacies for the first time thanks to a new initiative being trialled in the North West.

Cheshire and Merseyside encouraged to get ‘safe and effective’ vaccine to fend off measles

Cheshire and Merseyside encouraged to get ‘safe and effective’ vaccine to fend off measles

Health leaders across Cheshire and Merseyside have joined forces to remind those not fully vaccinated to come forward and catch up on any missed doses of the MMR vaccination, amid a continued climb in measles cases in the UK.

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside March 2024 Board meeting

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside March 2024 Board meeting

The next meeting of the NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board will take place at The Department, Lewis's Building in Liverpool from 9am to 1:30pm on Thursday 28 March 2024.

How to access NHS services over the Easter bank holiday

How to access NHS services over the Easter bank holiday

People across Cheshire and Merseyside are being urged to make sure that they know how to access urgent care in case they need it over the Easter weekend.

Tobacco and Vapes Bill to create “positive impact” for young people and future generations

Tobacco and Vapes Bill will create “positive impact” for young people and future generations

The Tobacco and Vapes Bill, which was laid before the House of Commons on 20th March 2024, raises the age of sale for all tobacco products one year every year from 2027 onwards. This means that tobacco can never be legally sold to anyone born on or after 1st January 2009.

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New clinical policies offering latest evidence led treatments published

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside is publishing 35 clinical policies for treatments and procedures that have been updated in line with the latest knowledge of what works best.

Patients urged to order repeat prescriptions ahead of Easter bank holidays

Patients urged to order repeat prescriptions ahead of Easter bank holidays

Patients across Cheshire and Merseyside are being asked to plan ahead for the Easter bank holiday weekend (29 March – 1 April) by ordering any repeat prescriptions they might need early.

Update on women’s hospital services in Liverpool

Update on women’s hospital services in Liverpool

James Sumner, Chair of the Women’s Hospital Services in Liverpool Programme Board, provides an update on the work to improve hospital maternity and gynaecology services in Liverpool.

Cheshire and Merseyside’s health leaders say ‘there has never been a better time to quit a smoking habit that kills two in three’

Cheshire and Merseyside’s health leaders say ‘there has never been a better time to quit a smoking habit that kills two in three’

To mark the 40th anniversary of the national No Smoking Day, health leaders in Cheshire and Merseyside have joined forces to urge smokers to use the range of free support available to them give up a dangerous habit that kills two in three of those who do not successfully quit.

‘Outstanding’ rated Warrington GP Practice embarks on its social sustainability journey

‘Outstanding’ rated Warrington GP Practice embarks on its social sustainability journey - as first signatory of Anchor Scheme in Cheshire and Merseyside

The Eric Moore Partnership Medical Practice, a CQC ‘outstanding’ rated practice for its pioneering services to healthcare, proudly announces its commitment to NHS Cheshire and Merseyside’s Anchor framework.

Safer Sleep Week 11-17 March 2024

Local NHS and Merseyside Police team up for Safer Sleep Week

Safer Sleep Week (11-17 March) aims to raise awareness of sudden, unexpected death of an infant syndrome (SUDI) and the safer sleep advice that reduces the risk of it occurring.

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Cheshire and Merseyside data-led fuel poverty programme makes significant progress, supporting more than 1,300 residents

Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership has made significant progress since the launch of a fuel poverty programme, which uses population health technology to support people facing fuel poverty.

Dr Matt Gaskell, Director of NWGS, speaking at the launch event

North West Gambling Service opens new clinic in the region

The launch of the new North West Gambling Service (NWGS) was packed to hear speakers praise its arrival to cover Merseyside, Cheshire and the Wirral.

Increase in childhood infections prompts vaccine call

Increase in childhood infections prompts vaccine call

Childhood infections like measles and whooping cough are rising, with outbreaks across the country. If your child isn’t vaccinated, they’re not protected.

200,000 hospital trips avoided in Cheshire and Merseyside

200,000 hospital trips avoided in Cheshire and Merseyside

More than 200,000 unnecessary hospital appointments were avoided across Cheshire and Merseyside last year as hospitals gave patients greater flexibility on when they attend outpatient hospital appointments.

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.

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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).

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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.