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Residents of Stockport are being asked to share their struggles and successes in making healthy lifestyle choices, as the Greater Manchester region prepares to take responsibility for a £6billion health and social care budget. The results of the Taking Charge Together campaign – launched today (Monday 15 February) – will help shape health and social […]

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Your experiences of Wythenshawe Hospital wanted

by Iain Roberts on 15 January, 2016

We’ve received the following request: Dear South Manchester Stakeholder   As you may know Care Quality Commission (CQC) will be inspecting the University Hospital Of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust at the end of January 2016. We are now contacting you to ask for your help to promote this new inspection on Twitter and other […]

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Local residents who have chronic lung conditions, such as asthma or bronchitis, are being urged to take the flu jab, as they are at risk of serious complications if they catch the flu virus. Stockport has around 20,000 people with asthma, which is characterized by recurrent difficulties with breathing and symptoms such as shortness of […]

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Join the campaign for Equality for Mental Health today

by Iain Roberts on 2 November, 2015

Join the campaign to put mental health on the same level as physical health – sign up now. This cross-party, cross-society campaign, led by Lib Dem MP Norman Lamb, seeks to bring the reality of mental health treatment into line with the law – which was changed by the Lib Dems in Coalition to give […]

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Pregnant women urged to get flu jab

by Iain Roberts on 21 October, 2015

If you’re pregnant, you should have the flu jab, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you’ve reached. Pregnant women are more prone to complications from flu that can cause serious illness for both mother and baby. Contact your GP today: http://goo.gl/qqwurd

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Keith Holloway has welcomed the announcement in July that Stepping Hill Hospital will be one of four Greater Manchester centres providing specialist 24/7 services, especially for urgent abdominal surgery, and that Wythenshawe will not lose any of its current specialist services. “Along with the confirmation of Stepping Hill earlier this year as the third major […]

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Smoke-free play areas? Tell us what you think.

by Iain Roberts on 7 August, 2015

Stockport Council is encouraging residents to have their say on proposals to determine if the public would support the adoption of a Smokefree policy in Play Areas in Stockport parks and other Council owned play areas. Children learn through example and evidence suggests that those who live in an environment where the adults smoke are more likely […]

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Presentation slides on health and social care devolution plans for Greater Manchester.

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Stockport’s Full Council meeting on 2nd July was treated to lectures from Conservative councillors Syd Lloyd and Oliver Johnstone on why the government is completely right to be cutting £200 million from health spending this year. The explanations were met with incredulity from the Lib Dem and Labour benches, and with good reason. Speaker after […]

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Stockport 5th best in country for cancer survival

by Iain Roberts on 2 July, 2015

A Parliamentary report has found that Stockport has the fifth highest cancer survival rate in the country, and the highest of anywhere north of London. The report shows Stockport is now the fifth best area in England out of 211 districts, and the highest in Greater Manchester.  Almost 2,000 people are diagnosed in Stockport every […]

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