GP & Partner Bulletin - April 2015

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April 2015

Welcome to the April issue of Pulse The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust's GP and partner bulletin. Each issue will round up the latest news from inside the Trust and present it in this e-newsletter. If you would like to make any comments about this issue or if you have any suggestions for future content then please email the editor


Maternity services review

The Trust has published a stakeholder briefing document which contains details of an external review of its maternity services, which has been widely reported in the media recently. 

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New patient booking system introduced at Pennine Acute Trust to improve patient choice and to reduce waiting times

Patients requiring a follow-up appointment at an outpatient clinic at hospitals run by The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will have more choice and flexibility when arranging the date and time of their appointment thanks to a new booking system.

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Stroke services centralised to ensure equity of access to emergency treatment

All new onset suspected stroke cases in Greater Manchester will be treated at specialist hospitals in Salford, Stockport and Bury, under changes to local health services being introduced at the end of March.

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Cancer Services newsletter

The spring 2015 edition of the Trust's Cancer Services newsletter has now been published. Amongst other things this edition includes news of new Talk Cancer Workshops, Living With and Beyond Cancer, holistic needs assessment and care planning, and an update on the Manchester Cancer Improvement Partnership.

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North Manchester - Alternatives to admission

North Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has produced a leaflet advising of North Manchester CCG alternatives to admission for spring 2015. The leaflet contains details of referral times and contact details for services which are available for patient referrals throughout North Manchester.

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‘Amazing’ new service at Trust helps patients to receive therapy at home

The home intravenous (IV) therapy team has been commissioned by North Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group to provide community intravenous therapy for North Manchester registered ambulatory care patients. This means that the team provides care and treatment in the community for patients who require intravenous therapy and do not need to be in hospital.

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Past Times from the Oldham Workhouse

18 April 2015


Education Centre, The Royal Oldham Hospital

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The Big Pink Charity Dinner and Dance

11 July 2015 


Uppermill Civic Hall

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Have you read the April issue of Pennine News, the Trust's monthly magazine for staff and stakeholders?