Community pharmacies come on board as Greater Manchester steps up Covid-19 vaccine roll out

Delivery of life-saving Covid-19 jabs will begin today at six new vaccine sites in Greater Manchester to be run by popular high street community pharmacies – as the NHS accelerates the biggest vaccination programme in its history.

New Greater Manchester Covid Vaccination Centre at Etihad Campus sees its first patients

The first patients to be vaccinated at the new Greater Manchester NHS Vaccination Centre have spoken of their “relief” to be getting the life-saving jab.

Karen O’Brien awarded MBE for services to pharmacy and patient safety, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic

Regional chief pharmacist and controlled drug accountable officer for the North West region, Karen O’Brien has received an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Order) in the New Year Honours list.


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Shifting the odds on harmful gambling in Greater Manchester

Matthew Gaskell, clinical lead, NHS Northern Gambling Service


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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.