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Winter bugs like flu and norovirus must be taken seriously, warns NHS

NHS staff pulling out all the stops as flu and norovirus circulate Flu and norovirus major contributing factor to winter NHS pressure Warning to heed norovirus advice and get the free flu jab if eligible As the first real cold snap of the winter season hits the North East and North Cumbria, the NHS is […]

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Winter bugs like flu and norovirus must be taken seriously, warns NHS

NHS staff continue to pull out all the stops with flu and norovirus continuing to circulate as expected in January Flu and norovirus major contributing factor to pressure on NHS during winter Warning to heed norovirus advice and get the free flu jab if eligible With the second half of January bringing with it Yorkshire […]

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New primary care networks will improve patient care

General practices across Cheshire and Merseyside are transforming the way they work to improve services for patients. They are joining together as groups of practices working with community service providers and other health and care organisations – a partnership known as primary care networks. The development of primary care networks was described in the NHS […]

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Health experts: its not too late to protect against flu

Health chiefs from across Lancashire and South Cumbria are warning local people about the risk of flu as statistics show fewer at-risk  people have been vaccinated against the illness this year. Latest figures from Public Health England show hospitals are seeing increasing numbers of people with breathing and chest problems as a result of flu. However, […]

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New primary care networks will improve patient care

General practices across Lancashire and South Cumbria are transforming the way they work to improve services for patients.  They are joining together as groups of practices working with community service providers and other health and care organisations – a partnership known as primary care networks. The development of primary care networks was described in the […]

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Medical Director for Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria Dr Kieran Murphy asks will you be part of Europe’s biggest healthcare survey?

From this week, more than two million people are being given an opportunity to tell the NHS about their experiences of using services at the GP practice they are registered with.  The GP Patient Survey invites a sample of people aged 16 and over from over 7000 practices across England to take part. The survey […]

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Missed GP appointments costing the NHS millions

Medical Director for Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and South Cumbria, Dr Kieran Murphy, has reminded patients to ring and cancel appointments if they can’t attend. More than 15 million general practice appointments in England are being wasted each year because patients do not turn up and fail to warn surgeries that they will not be attending. […]

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