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Women given more options for cancer screening

Women in Wigan can have a smear test without an appointment next week when walk-in centres will give them a screening. It is Jo’s Trust Cervical Screening Awareness Week, when women are encouraged to have a smear test. Screening is the best protection against cervical cancer, with the Jo’s Trust programme saving 5,000 lives every year. Patients due a test…

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Practice opens up for donations to homeless

Astley General Practice is doing its bit to help people in crisis after setting up a food bank donation point in the surgery.  Patients can deposit gifts for local charity The Brick Project at the practice which will be distributed to people who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt problems. The services run by The Brick Project include running…

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Cervical screening drop-in clinic

Women in St Helens can have a smear test without an appointment next week when a walk-in centre will give them a screening. It is Jo’s Trust Cervical Screening Awareness Week from Monday when women are encouraged to have a smear test. Screening is the best protection against cervical cancer, with the Jo’s Trust programme saving 5,000 lives every year.…

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SSP Health staff encouraged to be screened

Next week is Jo’s Trust Cervical Screening Awareness Week, when SSP Health encourages women to have smear tests carried out. Many practices will be making a special effort between June 10th and 16th to ensure as many patients as possible who are required to have screening take up the offer. It could save their lives. But SSP staff should also…

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Practice's 'Outstanding' help for vulnerable patients

A SSP Health GP practice has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for its work with vulnerable people. Poplar Street Surgery, in Tyldesley, and its branch site of Nelson Street Surgery, in Atherton, were marked as ‘Good’ overall in a comprehensive review by independent inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), after visits earlier this month. Inspectors also gave the practice…

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Practice team wins Gold for equality

Congratulations to our SSP Health team at Leigh Sports Village 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 Leigh, who join a host of SSP Health practices across Greater Manchester…

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SSP leader's positive message on GP shortage

SSP Health’s Director, Dr Shikha Pitalia GP, has said the forward-thinking measures put in place by the federation will eventually solve the shortage of GPs in Wigan. In a letter to the town’s evening newspaper in response to a report stating that Wigan has a below average number of GPs in the local authority area, she says the amount of…

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Janet's Race For Life, health and her loved ones

SSP Health Practice Manager Janet Ingham had more reasons than just raising money for charity when she chose to run her first ever 5K Race For Life. Janet had decided that a lifestyle change was needed to improve her health following a double hip replacement – and she also wanted to support cancer research after she lost her ‘mam’ Betty…

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Dementia in spotlight at SSP practices

SSP Practices are doing their bit to make their surgeries more welcoming and supportive for people with dementia and their families. Dementia Action Week runs from May 20 to 26, 2019, this year, encouraging people to do things that will improve the lives of those who have the condition and working to create a dementia-friendly community where those afflicted do…

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SSP practice strikes Gold for equality

An SSP Health surgery has struck GOLD with the top award for good practice in caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients within the local community.  Leigh Family Practice, in Leigh, Wigan, has been given the Gold accolade in the LGBT Foundation’s Pride of Practice accreditation, which rates primary care providers on their equality credentials and their commitment…

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