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Southport Macmillan News

Macmillan Cancer Support responds to national cancer waiting times

Dr Fran Woodard, Director of Policy and Impact at Macmillan Cancer Support responds to the cancer waiting times statistics for December 2015 released today by NHS England.

'Western lifestyle’ may play role in higher bowel cancer rates

A large international study has revealed a clear link between bowel cancer rates and a country’s level of economic development.

UK cancer cases soar to 352,000 each year

More than 352,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year – a 12 per cent increase in the rate since the mid-nineties, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK.

Examine your options web pages are now live and include a link to the pharmacy times

Southport and Formby CCG:

Examine your option page

Reminder to patients to use A&E responsibly over Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, health chiefs in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are urging local patients to consider how they use 999 and A&E over the festive period for them and their children.

Views about community services wanted

Southport and Formby residents are being invited to give their views about a range of NHS treatments – including blood testing, care for feet and leg ulcers, district nursing, pain control and community matrons – known collectively as community health services.

Jean Lilley wins Carers Award

Macmillan Information & Support Centre Volunteer Jean Lilley wins receives the Galloway's Society for the Blind Carer of the Year Award

GP in Sefton wins national Macmillan award

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) cancer and end of life GP lead has won a national Macmillan award for cross boundary working.

Sefton Healh Commissioners Meeting for the General Public

Hear more about your local NHS Health commissioners in Sefton hold their final Governing Body meetings of 2015 next week and anyone with an interest in their work is welcome to come along.

Free Will Writing Service 23rd November - 27th November

Kirwans Solicitors are hosting a Will Writing Week for Macmillan this week (23rd-27th November) where they will help people write a will free of charge with a suggested donation to Macmillan.