Detecting Cancer Early Research Priorities Survey

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Take part in the survey and help generate the top 10 priorities for future research in the early detection of cancer Survey open: 1 December 2018 – 28 February 2019 Almost 360,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every year*. It is critical that cancer is detected as … Read More

14 February 2019 GM Dementia Carers Welcome event

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Dementia United and tide (together in dementia everyday) are hosting a free Greater Manchester (GM) Dementia Carers Welcome event on Thursday 14 February 12-3pm Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre, 25 Aytoun Street, Manchester M1 3AE Registration: You can either register online at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/dementia-united-amp-tide-18529045708 Or call 0161 625 7548 General … Read More

Registering with your GP: understanding your rights

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An average patient will see a GP around seven times a year, according to the Royal College of GPs. Yet accessing a GP continues to be a common issue that people talk to their local Healthwatch about. Using NHS guidelines, we have pulled together some answers to help you understand your … Read More

Medicine for Members – February Events

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In February Northern Care Alliance are holding two ‘Medicine for Members’ events :- Tuesday 5th February, a free talk on ‘Acute Kidney Injury – Facts & Challenges’, 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm with Dr Dimitrios Poulikakos, Consultant Renal Physician & Honorary Lecturer, at the Education Centre, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, … Read More

NHS Long Term Plan

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The NHS is one of Britain’s greatest achievements and for 70 years its dedicated staff has been there for us. A lot has changed since it was created in 1948, and today the NHS is responding to changes in society that were never expected, let alone planned for. The Government … Read More

Access to Pharmacies – bank holidays and public holidays

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The Optometry –Pharmacy team is currently reviewing Pharmacy services on bank holidays and public holidays. As part of the review they are engaging with the public to get views on pharmacy access during these holiday periods. They have produced a short patient survey which is now available by clicking this link. … Read More

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (The Eve Appeal)

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Introduction The Eve Appeal is the only UK charity raising awareness and funding research in all five gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal. This January, they are raising awareness of cervical cancer and how to prevent it. The Eve Appeal are passionate about raising awareness of this point by encouraging women … Read More