NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is made up of every GP in Oldham and is led by a Governing Body that includes GPs, other health professionals and lay people.

Our triple aim is to improve the health of the people in Oldham, to improve the care they receive and their experience of it and to deliver the best value for money by using our resources effectively.

 

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Keep well this winter - ask yourself three questions! 

Patients are being asked to adopt a new three-step 'mantra' to help relieve pressures on GP services this winter.

The Royal College of GPs' '3 before GP' refers to three questions that patients should ask themselves before booking an appointment with their GP:

Can I? 

  1. self-care - is it possible to look after myself at home?
  2. use NHS Choices or similar reputable websites/resources - can I find out more about my symptoms by logging on and using NHS approved information?
  3. seek advice/treatment via a pharmacist - can I make a trip to my local pharmacy, where highly qualified health professionals will be able to help me? 

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "The '3 before GP' mantra is a simple and easy way to help reduce the strain on general practice, and we hope it will enable GPs to spend more time with patients who have complex health issues and are most in need of our expert help."


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Public Health England has launched a new Smokefree Health Harms campaign to encourage the nation’s 7 million smokers to make a quit attempt this January.

The new TV advert illustrates how poisons from tar in cigarettes enter the bloodstream, spreading around the body in seconds, causing damage to major organs, as data reveals one person in England is admitted to hospital every minute with a smoking related illness. 

Key facts on smoking...

·        Smoking kills 79,000 people per year in England

·        Half of all long-term smokers will die from a smoking-related illness

·        One person is admitted to hospital in England every minute with a smoking-related illness

·        Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, more than 70 of which may cause cancer

·      Smoking prevalence in England has reached a record low, with smokers accounting for 15.5% of the adult population, down from 19.9% in 2010

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