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VCFSE partner member recruitment to the ICB Board

VCFSE partner member recruitment to the ICB Board

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Quarter of a million more Cheshire and Merseyside GP appointments than before pandemic

Quarter of a million more Cheshire and Merseyside GP appointments than before pandemic

More patients are receiving care from their GP practice team than ever before, with the NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside employing innovative new technologies and multi-skilled teams to help meet a growing demand for patient appointments.

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Active Soles: Changing the way we think about workwear to promote physical activity in Cheshire and Merseyside

Active Soles is a movement to change the way we think about workwear, based on the belief that active workplaces lead to happier, healthier people which in turn leads to greater creativity, better problem solving and improved productivity.

Radiographer Annie Murambiwa with a new CT scanner at Wirral Diagnostics Centre

New Wirral Diagnostics Centre opens

A new Wirral Diagnostics Centre has opened to enable earlier diagnosis of illnesses such as prostate cancer.

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside warns of bank holiday impact on busy emergency care services

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside warns of bank holiday impact on busy emergency care services

Accident and Emergency Departments (A&E) across Cheshire and Merseyside are experiencing a challenging week following the May bank holiday weekend, with higher than normal levels of demand for care.

All Together Smokefree ambition gains support at senior stakeholder event

All Together Smokefree ambition gains support at senior stakeholder event

Cheshire and Merseyside’s Directors of Public Health and Director of Population Health welcomed a range of senior stakeholders to a special event on Tuesday 23 April in Warrington to kick-start the subregion’s plan to become smokefree.

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North West man transforms mental health using exercise

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 takes place 13–19 May, and this year’s theme is ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health’.

Physiological Sciences Network launch event

Cheshire and Merseyside Diagnostics Programme launches Physiological Sciences Network

The Cheshire and Merseyside Diagnostics Programme, part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Acute and Specialists Trust Provider Collaborative (CMAST) has successfully launched its fifth network representing Physiological Science disciplines and services.

The pertussis vaccine, given to pregnant women, helps protect young babies against whooping cough from birth

Whooping cough cases continue to rise

New data published today by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows cases of whooping cough continue to increase with 1,319 cases confirmed in March in England.

Record numbers of women accessing perinatal mental health support

Record numbers of women accessing perinatal mental health support

More than 57,000 new and expectant mums have received specialist support for mental health problems over the last year, up a third on 2022, NHS figures show.

‘Game-changing’ new laser beam therapy for epileptic seizures comes to Cheshire and Merseyside

‘Game-changing’ new laser beam therapy for epileptic seizures comes to Cheshire and Merseyside

The Walton Centre will be one of two centres in the country commissioned to offer a “game-changing” new laser beam therapy next month to help reduce seizures for patients with epilepsy.

Kenny and Marina Dalglish with the da Vinci SP

Liverpool University Hospitals becomes first centre in Europe to use pioneering robotic-assisted surgical system for head and neck cancers

Patients in Cheshire and Merseyside have become the first in Europe to be offered pioneering robotic-assisted surgery for head and neck cancers with Intuitive’s da Vinci Single Port (SP) surgical system, thanks to a £1m donation from the Marina Dalglish Appeal.

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

North West NHS leading the way in the fight against measles

More than 14,000 doses of the MMR vaccine were delivered to children and young people in the North West in the first three months of 2024, as part of the NHS MMR catch-up campaign.

Patients urged to order repeat prescriptions ahead of May bank holiday

Patients urged to order repeat prescriptions ahead of May bank holiday

Patients across Cheshire and Merseyside are being asked to plan ahead for the May bank holiday weekend (Saturday 4 May – Monday 6 May) by ordering any repeat prescriptions they might need early.

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside supports Earth Day 2024 ‘planet vs plastics’ initiative

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside supports Earth Day 2024 ‘planet vs plastics’ initiative

Earth Day takes place every year on 22 April and seeks to raise awareness of the environmental problems our planet is facing and promote efforts to tackle them.

Alder Hey first in the world to perform Deep Brain Stimulation using pioneering new technology

Alder Hey first in the world to perform Deep Brain Stimulation using pioneering new technology

Alder Hey Children's Hospital has recently performed Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) using a new advanced device to help treat dystonia.

Two older people laughing together and the text reads if you are aged 75 or over or have a weakened immune system, you can book your seasonal COVID-19 vaccine

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.

Operating theatre

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.