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Greater Manchester community pharmacists to take bigger role in patient care

Greater Manchester community pharmacies have signed up to a new national scheme, which will see patient consultations booked via NHS 111 for the very first time.
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Huge increase in amount of illegal tobacco seized thanks to tip-offs from local people

A campaign to encourage communities to report illegal “under the counter” tobacco is back, after the quantity of cigarettes and tobacco seized increased by eight times in just five weeks.
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Unique specialist mental health service for students begins work in Greater Manchester

A unique new specialist NHS service in Greater Manchester will help university students to achieve their ambitions and receive the help they need to overcome significant mental illness, an event will be told today (18 November).


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Our Prehab4cancer and recovery programme prepares patients for surgery and helps them to recover – here’s how it works

Getting a cancer diagnosis is a distressing and a busy time, but it is also a time to get prepared for treatment. Exercise, good nutrition and wellbeing are key.
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How a Manchester doctor is helping reduce the environmental impact of operating theatres and the use of anaesthetic

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is helping to tackle climate change, throwing the gauntlet down to its staff, asking them to think about and implement ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
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Violent, obsessive, impulsive, wonderful, bright, loving, totally loved

Here’s what being the mother of a child whose mother drank in pregnancy feels like, and what she wants done so health and childcare professionals can support parents like her better.