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Non-Executive Directors for GM ICB announced

Following a robust process, two designate independent non-executive directors have been appointed to the Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board (ICB). Richard Paver has been appointed Chair of the Audit Committee. And Shazad Sarwar the Chair of the Remuneration Committee. Between them, Richard and Shazad have a wealth of experience and knowledge. Richard brings with him…

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Recording Your Overseas Covid Vaccination

If you live in England and have had one or more of your COVID-19 vaccinations overseas you can have your vaccination details added to your NHS Record. To use this service you must be: 1. Registered with a GP Practice in England. If you are not registered with a GP Practice, you can find out…

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COVID-19 self-isolation can end after five full days

From Monday 17 January 2022, people self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after five full days. They must test negative on both day 5 and day 6 and not have a temperature. Individuals who are still positive on their lateral flow tests must stay in isolation. Isolation must continue…

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PCR test following a positive LFD test temporarily suspended

From Tuesday 11 January 2022 in England, people who receive positive lateral flow device (LFD) results for COVID-19 will be required to self-isolate immediately and won’t be required to take a confirmatory PCR test. This is a temporary measure while COVID-19 rates remain high across the UK. Whilst levels of COVID-19 are high, the vast…

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Elective Care temporarily paused in Greater Manchester

Hospitals in Greater Manchester have made the difficult decision to pause some non-urgent surgery and appointments due to the rising impact of Covid. This temporary measure aims to impact the fewest number of patients. The affected patients are being contacted and informed of this decision. It will not affect cancer and urgent care including cardiac…

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