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May The Forces Be With You

Manchester GP leads call for better understanding of veterans’ health issues As Armed Forces Day approaches a GP backing the day by asking people to show compassion for health issues faced by service men and women. Dr Peter Fink, from South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The service personnel I see in my practice can often…

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Diabetes and Fasting through Ramadan

Family event combines faith leaders and medics for advice on fasting safely through Ramadan An information event on diabetes and fasting through Ramadan is set to be held in north Manchester. The family event, which will include doctors and faith leaders, will answer questions on how to fast safely during the ninth month of the…

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By Royle Appointment

Writer and comedienne Caroline Aherne is to appeal to Manchester cancer patients and carers to get involved with a programme to improve cancer care in the city when she speaks at its launch on June 26. Royle Family and Mrs Merton creator, Caroline, who is recovering from treatment for lung cancer in Manchester and has in the…

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Health Bosses Launch Major Push To Reduce Medicine Waste

A campaign aimed at reducing unnecessary medicine waste is running in north Manchester. Local health chiefs have estimated that £1 million is lost each year in north Manchester through medicines that are never taken after being prescribed and collected by the patient. The campaign, launched by North Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group (NMCCG) asks patients to: ·    …

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Tributes to Cancer Board Member Jonathan Lewis

Tributes have been paid from across Manchester’s cancer care sectors to MCIP governance board member Jonathan Lewis, who devoted the final months of his life to working on the partnership. Jonathan, 52, died peacefully at his central Manchester apartment 18 months after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Linda Hill, Macmillan User Involvement Coordinator, who…

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Loneliness Worse for Health Than Obesity

PLEASE NOTE THIS STORY IS DATED MARCH 2014 – THE GRANT SCHEME IS NOW LONGER AVAILABLE.  Manchester is pioneering projects to beat loneliness as new research shows that being isolated in later life could be worse for your health than obesity. Leading experts at a recent US convention heard how feeling cut off from others…

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