Better days - hair dressing & wig fitting service opens

Laura Coyle (above) proudly announced the opening of better days Wig fitting and hair styling service Better days offers free, high quality, hair styling & wig fitting services to people affected by cancer or cancer treatment. Better Days aims to give people affected by hair loss due to cancer or cancer treatment more independence, choice and control of their appearance & in their lives. Better days Salon Finding out you have cancer is life-changing and the stress of the appearance-related side effects can feel overwhelming. Better Days free confidence boosting sessions around all aspects of hair changes and cancer treatment. For women undergoing treatment for any type of cancer. Depending o

Living well with bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer UK will be holding a ‘Living Well with Bowel Cancer’ patient event in June for anyone affected by the disease. These events are FREE to attend and aimed at patients, family, friends and carers. Saturday 8th June 2019 – The Christie in Manchester For more information and online registration for both events please click here.

Available health services during Easter and May bank holidays

Local people in Tameside and Glossop are being reminded that they can access a variety of healthcare services over the easter and May bank holidays Getting advice from a local pharmacist is the best first step for a minor health concern. People can speak with the pharmacist in confidence, in a private area, about even the most personal symptoms, and are advised to telephone their usual pharmacy before travelling as opening hours may vary over the bank holidays. People should contact their GP if they or a family member has a condition that their pharmacist cannot treat. GP practices in Tameside and Glossop have core opening hours of 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday, and they can also offer a

Cancer and health information from Cancer Research UK - Ashton market hall

Free, friendly, face-to-face cancer and health information from Cancer Research UK nurses at Ashton Market Hall From Thursday 4th April you’ll have opportunities to visit Cancer Research UK nurses in Ashton Market Hall for an informal conversation about cancer – how to minimise the risks, spot the symptoms and get help early if you think you may need it. Where and when? The Cancer Research UK roadshow will be open in Ashton Market Hall 10am-4pm on the following Thursdays between now and November 2019: April 4th and 18th May 2nd June 13th July 25th August 8th and 22nd September 5th and 19th October 17th and 31st November 14th and 28th What can you do? You’ll be able to: Turn up on the day wit

Getting Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a popular topic of conversation among people affected by cancer. Our travel insurance group on our Online Community is a place where people can share their experiences of finding affordable coverage suited to them. You can read our most recent blog update here , or visit the travel insurance group here to take part in the discussion. More information about travelling with cancer can be found in our booklet Travel and cancer.

Mossley cancer committee

The Macmillan Information and Support Service & in particular Michelle Wood, would like to thank Mossley cancer committee for their warm welcome. Michelle Wood represented Tameside and Glossop`s Macmillan information and support service and wanted to update the committee on progress at Tameside Macmillan Unit. ​Mossley cancer committee will be 50 next year. The group meets at Mossley band club, holding a Saturday coffee morning most months. ​The committees aim is to raise and donate monies to local cancer charities. The committee runs many fun fundraising events including coffee mornings, beetle drives, chocolate bingo and coach trips and more. In Mossley cancer committee`s words "​We try

Additional car parking for the hospital site

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust in agreement with Tameside Borough Council (TMBC) are developing additional parking on site to meet future demands for our patients, visitors and staff. The development of the additional parking will provide improved security and safety along with other benefits: LED Lighting Tarmacked surfaces Clearly marked out parking bays Additional Disabled parking bays Charging points for electric vehicles Darnton Road Car Park – Hospital Entrance 1 – Available from end of March 2019 (Adjacent to Pennine Care’s Buckton Building and the Hospitals White House) TMBC already provide a pay and display car park for patients, visitors and staff. Work

April is Bowl cancer awareness month

Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK, with 1 in 20 people developing it during their lifetime. However 98% of people diagnosed will survive if the cancer is found early. Early diagnosis saves lives Find out more about Bowel Cancer, including the signs & symptoms, treatment screening & support

April is bowl cancer awareness month

Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK, with 1 in 20 people developing it during their lifetime. However 98% of people diagnosed will survive if the cancer is found early. Early diagnosis saves lives Symptoms Symptoms of bowel cancer can include a change in your normal bowel habit or blood in your poo. They can also be symptoms for other conditions, but it’s important to see your doctor. Find out more about Bowel Cancer, including the signs & symptoms, treatment screening & support Bowl cancer UK NHS Advice giving information on the signs and symptoms and when to seek medical advice Cancer research UK Macmillan Cancer Support

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