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Frontline health workers urge public to continue to help stop coronavirus ahead of social distancing relaxation

Health professionals in Greater Manchester are asking the public to take care and protect themselves and the NHS as social distancing guidelines are eased this weekend (4 July).
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Local Covid-19 cases in Greater Manchester published for first time

Greater Manchester's Covid-19 Management Plan to control outbreaks published.
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111 helps thousands get fast NHS check on the high street

A new NHS scheme has seen thousands of people in Greater Manchester get a fast, safe, face-to-face consultation with a local pharmacist during the coronavirus pandemic.


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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.
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“I’m in a better place and feeling positive about the future” – Patrick shares his experience of social prescribing

Patrick Connell, 75, from Stockport, a husband and dad to two grown up children, is recently retired. He talks about how losing his job, his purpose in life, led to a breakdown and how a social prescription has given him a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
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“I feel connected to others and part of the community” – how social prescribing turned Brenda’s life around

Brenda lives in Glossop and is in her 70s. She was given a social prescription by a practice nurse after struggling with a number of physical and wellbeing issues following the death of her husband.