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By Dr Linda Charles-Ozuzu, Regional Director of Commissioning, NHS England and NHS Improvement – North West The need to tackle health inequalities has never been more urgent. COVID-19 has amplified the unacceptable, unjust and avoidable differences in people’s health across our population and between population groups. Yet even now, many people are not aware […]
Families urged to ensure pre-school vaccinations are up to date as children look set to return to school
Health chiefs are urging parents, families and guardians to contact their local GP practice to make sure their children’s vaccinations are up to date before they start school. Representatives from the NHS across the North West said that as we come to understand the true scale of the impact that COVID-19 has had on us […]
Dr Chris Gardner is a Consultant Paediatrician and Deputy Medical Director at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, he also a school governor and most importantly a dad of 3 kids. Here he tells us why it’s important that kids get back to school this September, and shares some expert advice. Back to school time […]
Name and role Emma Beacham, Ward Manager, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals , Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, Rookwood A Ward On a typical day I start my day at 7-8am. I check with my staff to ensure that there have been no incidents, and then review my patients and ensure that MCA and dols is completed […]
“We will positively disrupt the system in order to get the change that we want to see” Evelyn Asante-Mensah, Chair, North West Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Strategic Advisory Committee and Chair Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Bill McCarthy, North West Regional Director for NHS England-Improvement, approached me earlier in the summer and asked […]
“See you at 5pm on the 5th” Sunday 5 July marks the 72nd birthday of the NHS and we want to use this weekend to remind everyone to take part in the biggest ‘thank-you’ our region has ever seen. It will culminate in an epic pause for applause at 5pm on the 5th. This region-wide […]
A new NHS scheme has seen tens of thousands of people in the North West get a fast, safe, face-to-face consultation with a local pharmacist during the coronavirus pandemic. Since the programme went live ahead of winter, more than 58,000 people across the region have now benefited from the NHS Community Pharmacy Consultation Service – […]
The North West’s cancer centres are pulling out all the stops to ensure people can get convenient cancer care during the coronavirus pandemic. The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Merseyside and The Christie Cancer Centre in Manchester have rapidly mobilised the use of phone and video consultations, with 85% of all patient appointments at Clatterbridge now […]
New online tools for people living with diabetes are now available across the North West on the NHS to help people manage their condition during the coronavirus pandemic. Three new services will allow people to manage their condition online, with a range of online videos and training available on each app for children and adults. […]
What to do if you have a dental problem during COVID-19 pandemic If you have a dental issue during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important that you know how to access help when you need it. NHS commissioners in the North West team are working with Local Dental Committees and dental practices across the region […]