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Don’t forget the clocks change this weekend!

by clairehalliwell on 21 March, 2018

  This Sunday, 25 March, The UK will switch to British Summer Time (BST) at 1am on Sunday morning, meaning people will effectively lose an hour’s sleep. The change, also known as daylight saving time, will mean there is more daylight in the evenings but less in the mornings. Local campaigner Claire Hallwiell said, “Most electronic devices […]

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It’s not too late to get vaccinated against the flu

by clairehalliwell on 12 January, 2018

The Council and local NHS are making an urgent call for residents eligible for free flu vaccinations to get vaccinated as soon as possible following a sharp rise in flu cases. The flu virus can affect all age groups, however older people and those with an underlying health condition can become seriously ill, be hospitalised […]

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Emergency Pharmacy details in Stockport this Christmas

by clairehalliwell on 23 December, 2017

Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals who can advise you on common problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as well as healthy eating and stopping smoking. They are also great at helping you decide whether you need to see a health professional, such as your GP and can often suggest things to try […]

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World Mental Health Day – 10th October

by clairehalliwell on 9 October, 2017

This year’s World Mental Health Day focuses especially on mental health in the workplace. Many people are now starting to talk about their mental health too. But it can be tough to recognise that we sometimes don’t feel 100% and tough to talk about it if we do. There are tools available to you and […]

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Get checked this month

by clairehalliwell on 25 September, 2017

This October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we are urging everyone to get checked. Most breast changes will not be cancer. However, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK so it is important that you find out what’s causing the change. Most breast changes will not be cancer. However, breast cancer […]

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The Liberal Democrats have announced they would plug funding gaps for the NHS and social care by putting a penny on income tax, in their first major manifesto commitment of the election campaign. The tax would raise an additional £32.5 million for Stockport, with £22million for the NHS and £10.5million for social care each year. This is […]

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Give Blood in Cheadle on 8th March 2017

by clairehalliwell on 18 February, 2017

  NHS Blood & Transplant will be at Trinity Church, Massie Street, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 1BP on Wednesday 8th March 2017 between 13.45-15.30 and 16.50-19.45. Appointments can be made and there are a limited number of walk in slots. Hospitals across England and North Wales need more than 6,000 blood donations every day to treat patients. While […]

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: 22nd-28th January

by clairehalliwell on 24 January, 2017

A proven way to prevent cervical cancer is to have cervical screening to find pre-cancers before they can turn into invasive cancer. This is called a smear test and every woman over the age of 25 who is†registered at a GP is invited to have one every 3 years; if you’re younger you can still […]

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Autumn Statement – Conservatives Fail To Deal With NHS Blackhole This week’s autumn statement shows a Brexit blackhole at the centre of government finance. Parliament has heard that hundreds of billions will be taken out of the economy just when we need it most. Liberal Democrats across our area and the country have been pushing the […]

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Stepping Hill Petition Delivered to Downing Street

by clairehalliwell on 24 November, 2016

Last week our Stepping Hill petition was delivered to 10 Downing Street, to show Theresa May how we feel about the cuts to our Hospital. The more than 6,000 signatures were handed to the Government for consideration before the Autumn Statement today. Thank you for all of your support for the petition, I know from […]

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