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Southport Macmillan News

Examine your options web pages are now live and include a link to the pharmacy times

Southport and Formby CCG:

Examine your option page

Reminder to patients to use A&E responsibly over Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, health chiefs in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are urging local patients to consider how they use 999 and A&E over the festive period for them and their children.

Views about community services wanted

Southport and Formby residents are being invited to give their views about a range of NHS treatments – including blood testing, care for feet and leg ulcers, district nursing, pain control and community matrons – known collectively as community health services.

Jean Lilley wins Carers Award

Macmillan Information & Support Centre Volunteer Jean Lilley wins receives the Galloway's Society for the Blind Carer of the Year Award

GP in Sefton wins national Macmillan award

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) cancer and end of life GP lead has won a national Macmillan award for cross boundary working.

Sefton Healh Commissioners Meeting for the General Public

Hear more about your local NHS Health commissioners in Sefton hold their final Governing Body meetings of 2015 next week and anyone with an interest in their work is welcome to come along.

Free Will Writing Service 23rd November - 27th November

Kirwans Solicitors are hosting a Will Writing Week for Macmillan this week (23rd-27th November) where they will help people write a will free of charge with a suggested donation to Macmillan.

No evidence 'cocktail of everyday chemicals' causes cancer

"Fifty everyday chemicals…could be combining to increase our risk of cancer," the Mail Online reports.

Smoking causes half of all deaths in 12 different cancers

Roughly half of deaths from 12 smoking-related cancers may be linked directly to cigarette use

Could avocados hold the key to treating leukaemia?

Avocados could hold the key to helping beat rare form of leukaemia - The Independent reports.