Category Archives: News

EU Exit

On this page, you will find information that will help to explain how the NHS is preparing for the UK exiting the EU.  The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is leading the response to EU Exit across the health and care sector and is working closely with NHS England and NHS Improvement to […]

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ECG Service Extended

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The current ECG service, which is being used in 14 practices across South Cheshire and Vale Royal,  provided by Technomed, is a high-quality ECG reporting cloud based service that was originally part of a pilot scheme due to end in October 2018. The 14 practices are currently averaging 350 ECGs per month. We are pleased […]

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Peer to Peer Continues Target Success

The GP Alliance has been undertaking the online Peer to Peer Referral Scheme since the 3 September 2018 and we are now four months in. The scheme has been undertaken in partnership with the CCGs to try and improve the quality of referrals across South Cheshire and Vale Royal. The information gathered throughout the scheme […]

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Director Re-appointed for GP Alliance

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The GP Alliance is pleased to confirm that Dr Dave Skinner was reappointed as a Director for South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). In line with our Articles of Association, and as the longest serving Director, Dr Skinner stepped down from his position. However, as no formal expressions […]

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Extended Access

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Practices across South Cheshire and Vale Royal are now ‘live’ with our new Extended Access Scheme ensuring that all patients in South Cheshire and Vale Royal now have access to Extended Access every night of the week and on Saturdays and Sundays. As we go forward, we continue to work in partnership with the local […]

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Dr Judi Price Steps Down as Chair

Dr Judi Price, Chair of the South Cheshire and Vale Royal GP Alliance has made the difficult decision to resign from her role. Judi became a Director within the GP Alliance in 2014 and her drive and passion for primary care is a huge loss to the GP Alliance.  Judi was extremely successful in ensuring […]

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Social Prescribing

South Cheshire & Vale Royal GP Alliance have developed a Primary Care Social Prescribing Service as part of the original Prime Ministers Challenge Fund. The ‘Alternative Solutions’ service has been running this service for over three years and the results are very positive. Social Prescribing is seen as one of the most important 10 High […]

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Medefer helps CCGs significantly reduce outpatient referrals

Medefer’s Advice & Guidance service is a joint project offered by Medefer and Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with the following specialties commissioned through the Medefer platform: Cardiology Endocrinology | ENT Gastroenterology | Gynaecology Hepatology | Haematology Nephrology | Neurology Paediatrics | Respiratory Rheumatology | T & O MCHFT also offers: Care of the […]

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FeNO Testing in Primary Care

Recent NICE Asthma guidance is recommending the use of FeNO testing. The evidence suggests that FeNO testing helps in making a more accurate diagnosis of asthma and also has a role in reducing inhaler usage in well-controlled patients whose treatment can be stepped down. These interventions both improve patient quality of care and lead to better […]

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