It takes two! Delighted Harold and Sheila join the second COVID-19 vaccination club

A Didsbury couple are among the latest folk to swell the ranks of the second COVID-19 vaccination club – and are urging everyone to join them as soon as they have the chance.

Need urgent care? Mr Motivator says ‘yeah’ to contacting NHS 111

Mr Motivator is best known for high energy workouts and eye-catching spandex, but this Easter he is using his trademark enthusiasm to remind people to contact NHS 111 if they need urgent care, rather than heading straight to A&E.

Healthcare in Greater Manchester over the Easter bank holiday weekend

Greater Manchester residents feeling unwell over the Easter bank holiday (2 April - 5 April) can still access a range of healthcare services even when their GP practice is closed.


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We’ve seen primary care at its very best. Everyone has gone above and beyond to deliver for the communities they serve and respond to the challenge of Covid-19.

Rob Bellingham, chair of the Greater Manchester Primary Care Cell and managing director of Greater Manchester Joint Commissioning Team

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I deeply value the importance of looking after our workforce – helping them to be the best they can be

Karen James OBE, chief executive for Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and chair of the Greater Manchester Health and Care People Board


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“Together, we are helping more people live happily and healthily in Trafford.” – How link workers are making a difference to people’s lives.

John McDonald, a social worker in Trafford, has taken the time to explain the important role link workers play.
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“I have got my confidence back, so am now going out and socialising with friends” – How social prescribing made a difference for Akeela

When back pain forced Akeela Shaikh from Bolton to leave her job as a healthcare assistant she also struggled to look after her ill relatives. She was helped through depression with a social prescription for volunteering.