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Award-winning nurse is a video star

SSP Health Practice Nurse Janine Hussey was given the honour of having a video made of her hard work for patients. Janine was named People's Champion at the recent Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards and organisers created the video for the awards ceremony to explain why Janine was a clear winner. Janine, pictured, who works at The Height…

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SSP has Socks Appeal

Keeping your feet warm might not be a problem for most people in the height of summer – but it is a nightmare for the homeless in winter.  Our Wigan and Leigh practices are helping by collecting new socks for donation to the Wigan and Leigh homeless charity, The Brick. Patients and the public can drop off good quality socks…

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Patient groups meet up for annual get-together

SSP Health hosted its second annual meeting for representatives of its Wigan and Leigh Patient Participation Groups. Several PPGs were represented at the meeting in SSP’s head office at Ashton-in-Makerfield, including Marsh Green Medical Practice, Beefold Medical Centre, Nelson Street Surgery, Leigh Sports Village Practice, Astley General Practice, Braithwaite Road Surgery, Ashton Medical Centre, Higher Ince Surgery and Leigh Family…

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Practice hits Gold for equal care

Congratulations to our SSP Health team at Marsh Green Medical Practice who have been given a GOLD accreditation in the LGBT Foundation's Pride In Practice scheme.  The quality assurance service highlights how practices can support LGBT patients and improve equality in primary care. Well done to our practice in Wigan, which joins a number of SSP Health practices across Greater…

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Nurse Janine is the people's champ

A nurse who goes the extra mile to care for her patients has been recognised with a regional award for her dedication.  Janine Hussey, Practice Nurse at The Height, in Salford, won People’s Champion section of this year’s Greater Manchester Health and Care Champion Awards.  Janine was selected for her dedication to many aspects of her work at the SSP…

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SSP practices nominated for award

Three SSP Health GP practices have been nominated for an award for their excellent healthcare – and you can help them win it. The surgeries have been put forward in the General Practice Awards and patients and the general public can vote. The General Practice Awards, currently in their 11th year, honours initiatives and achievements by professionals across the primary…

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Wigan GP's laughter therapy

A Wigan GP practice is a lot jollier – and hopefully healthier – now patients and staff have been taking part in Laughter Yoga.  The technique, designed to relax people by having a good old chuckle, comes from India and has spread around the world since it was first practised around 20 years ago. Laughing releases ‘happy hormones’ in the…

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Practice raises money for Alzheimer's Society

The Height General Practice held a charity day which raised £160 for the Alzheimer’s Society. As part of Dementia Awareness Week, the Salford GP practice orgainsed a cake table and there were games, balloons, children’s goodie bags and hot and cold drinks. SSP Health staff and the practice’s Patient Participation Group helped on the day. Pictured, from left, are PPG…

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Patient event a big success

Bolton General Practice held a celebration event to applaud the work of practice volunteers, say thank you to carers in the community and raise awareness of dementia. This week has been Carers Week, National Patient Participation Week and Dementia Awareness Week and patients and staff joined together for a series of events at the practice on Moor Lane. There was…

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Goodbye to Office Manager Sophie

Higher Ince Surgery is saying goodbye to its Officer Manager Sophie Budgen.Sophie is leaving to join a practice closer to where she lives in Ormskirk, but she says she is really sad to leave Lower Ince behind. “I love my job and don’t really want to go!” she said. Claire Doherty, who is the new Practice Manager at Higher Ince…

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