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Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Rise in Alcohol Deaths Reporting Back

by prestwichfocus on 2 August, 2016

At the last meeting of Bury’s FulL Council my colleague Cllr Tim Pickstone asked a formal question on the rise of alcohol-related deaths. Across England these have risen by 4% in a year and by 13% in a decade. Bury Council, which for the last four years has been responsible for public health and public […]

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Free Health and Wellbeing Course

by prestwichfocus on 26 July, 2016

‘Help Yourself to Wellbeing’ (HY2W) is a free seven week course designed to provide people with the knowledge, skills and tools to improve their health and wellbeing. The course aims to provide them with the confidence and motivation to set realistic goals for making changes to their lifestyle. It aims to improve the health and […]

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Meet HealthWatch at Prestwich Library

by prestwichfocus on 28 June, 2016

Residents are invited to meet representatives of HealthWatch Bury on Tuesday 5 July at Prestwich Library. Between 10am and 1pm, visitors can pick up information leaflets and share their experiences of using the local health and social care services.

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Dementia Awarness Week Events

by prestwichfocus on 10 May, 2016

Dementia Awareness Week is 15-21 May 2016 and a number of events have been organised across Bury: Monday 16 May Dementia Friendly Swimming Castle Leisure Centre, Bolton Street 12.00pm – 1.00pm Otago Clarence Park, Walmersley Road 1.30pm – 2.30pm A series of slow and steady strength and balance exercises. For further information call John on […]

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Junior Doctor’s Strike, Advice for Patients

by prestwichfocus on 26 April, 2016

NHS Junior Doctors are taking industrial action today and tomorrow (26-27 April 2016, 8am-5pm), including withdrawal of cover from A&E departments. Essential care will be provided by senior staff. The NHS is asking us all to make sure that we help the NHS cope by choosing the right service and attending A&E only if it […]

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Pennine Care NHS Trust seeks Governors

by prestwichfocus on 8 March, 2016

Pennine Care, which is the NHS Trust which operates most of our local community health services, and some of our mental health services, has starting its next round of elections for public and staff members to serve on the Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors. They have one Public Governor vacancy in Bury […]

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GM Devolution and Health Public Meeting

by prestwichfocus on 17 February, 2016

Bury’s ‘Healthwatch’ is organising a public meeting on Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Devolution. Date: Thursday 25th February 2016, 2.00pm – 4.00pm Venue: Bury Unitarian Church, 1 Bank Lane, Bury, BL9 0DN Light refreshments will be provided. They are interested in hearing your thoughts and comments about Devolution in Greater Manchester. In partnership with […]

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Time to Talk (about Mental Health) Day

by prestwichfocus on 27 January, 2016

The next Time to Talk Day will be on Thursday 4th February 2016. The day is organised to encourage people across the country to talk about mental health to help end the misconceptions around it. Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year, yet too often people are afraid to talk about their […]

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Public Meeting on Community Pharmacy Sevices

by prestwichfocus on 24 November, 2015

Healthwatch Bury public meeting to discuss community pharmacy services across Bury. This is on: 26 November, 2pm – 4pm at Bury Masonic Hall, Parsons Lane, Bury. To register your attendance or for further information, please email or call 0161 253 6300.

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Mental Health Equality Campaign Launched

by prestwichfocus on 3 November, 2015

Yesterday, Lib Dem Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb MP launched a cross-party campaign for improved funding for mental health services. He was joined by Alistair Campbell and Andrew Mitchell MP, as well a significant number of other r politicians, professionals, celebrities, mental health charities and community leaders. Norman Lamb said people with mental ill health “don’t […]

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