‘Howzat’ for an easy way to get vaccinated! Cricket fans get the chance to grab a jab at The Hundred games at Lancashire

Spectators at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground will be able to get their Covid-19 jab quickly and simply on Sunday 25 July, with a drop-in vaccination clinic set to run alongside The Hundred games between both the women’s and men’s teams from Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix.

New figures reveal smoking in pregnancy rates at all-time low in Greater Manchester

New NHS data published today (Tuesday 6 July) shows the number of people smoking during pregnancy in Greater Manchester has dropped to the lowest on record.

Crackdown on illegal tobacco to help keep Greater Manchester kids smoke-free

People in Greater Manchester are being encouraged to help keep kids safe and smoke-free by reporting illegal tobacco sales, often from ‘under the counter’ in local shops, so enforcement teams can take more products off the street.


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Clean Air Day: protecting our children’s health

Dr Clare Murray, senior lecturer and consultant in respiratory paediatrics, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

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You can’t legislate for a collaborative culture

Sir Richard Leese, chair of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership


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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.