Health Matters: 3 June

This week’s Health Matters public lecture will look at an innovative pilot project in East Cheshire which will see doctors ‘Skype’ with patients in local nursing homes.

The talk, entitled Telehealth in East Cheshire – the future of care?, will be delivered by consultant gastroenterologist Dr Ramasamy Saravanan.  It will take place at Macclesfield District General Hospital’s Lecture Theatre on Tuesday, June 3rd, from 7pm to 8pm.

Health Matters – Tuesday 14 May

The topic this month is “East Cheshire NHS Trust – Researching Today for a Better Tomorrow”

Members of our Clinical Research Team are delivering the next Health Matters public talk on Tuesday, 14 May, 7.00-8.00pm, in the new Lecture Theatre at Macclesfield District General Hospital. 

The Trust is actively involved in research in a number of key areas including cancer, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, medicines for children, cardiology, haematology, rheumatology, and stroke.

The purpose of this Health Matters talk is to demystify clinical trials, explain how they work, and look at some of the exciting research currently under way. The session will be introduced by Dr Susan Knight, and the talk will be given by our research nurses including Clare Vandor, Barbara Townley, Beverley Jones, and Joanne Shippey.

Members of staff are welcome to come along – to book your place please contact the Communications and Engagement Department on 01625 661560 or email us at

Health Matters: 5 February 2013

The next Health Matters public lecture will be held on Tuesday 5 February 2013, from 7-8pm, in the Lecture Theatre, Education & Training. The talk will be presented by Dr Rubina Japanwala, Consultant Orthogeriatrician, and is entitled “Bone Health Matters, or does it?”

The aim of the talk is to increase awareness to improve bone health and to prevent falls and fractures, and will give information about osteoporosis, falls, vitamin D, and fractures.
Dr Japanwala is also the Falls Lead for the Trust.

Members of staff are very welcome to attend this interesting talk.  If you would like to attend please contact the Communications & Engagement Team on ext 1560 (01625 661560) or email us at

This article “Discrepancies in predicted fracture risk in elderly people” is published in the BMJ (Jan 2013) looks at calculators used to estimate fracture risk in elderly people which give widely different results. Mark Bolland and colleagues argue that treatment decisions should be based on calculators using 3-5 year estimates of risk.  Click for full article

Trust me I’m a doctor – but should you trust the internet?

The Staff Library will be open in support of the next ‘Health Matters’ public lecture. This will take place on Tuesday 6 December and will be presented by
Dr Robert Stead, Medical Director at East Cheshire NHS Trust.


Entitled ‘A voyage of discovery – patient information on the internet’ the session aims to highlight the benefits and pitfalls of seeking health information on the internet.

The Internet has the largest medical library in the world. With over 100 million visits to the NHS Choices website last year, a recent report by the Department of Health (2010) highlights more patients than ever before are going online to find reliable health information and to self-diagnose.


Read the full story on the trust news page

Health Matters tonight: 1 November

Health Matters, 1 November 2011

Health Matters public health lecture will take place tonight on 1 November 2011, from 7.00pm – 8.00pm, in the Lecture Theatre at the Education and Training Centre. The presentation entitled ‘Learning Disabilities’ will be presented by Andy Worth from Cheshire Wirral and Partnership.

Please note the Staff Library will be open if anyone wants to browse its facilities or would like assistance in locating reliable online resources to support this topic.

Book your place: Please call the Communications and Engagement Department to book a place on 01625 661560, freephone 0800 1954194 or email

Library supports Health Matters – 4 October 2011

The Staff Library is open this evening until 8:00pm and staff are available to support visitors attending tonight’s Health Matters, 4 October 2011

The topic is ‘Choose well and viruses’, presented by Alan Wills, Consultant Microbiologist and Mark Bell, GP

To book your place

Please call the Communications and Engagement Department to book a place on 01625 661560, freephone 0800 1954194 or email We do hope you will be able to join us!