Message from Mark Fisher, Chief Executive of NHS Greater Manchester

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NHS Greater Manchester
NHS Greater Manchester

“I want to thank the public and staff from across all health and care services for their support over the last period of industrial action and reaffirm that we would like to see a resolution to the ongoing pay dispute soon. Colleagues in all care settings have worked incredibly hard to keep people safe during the strikes and the public have responded to our advice. As ever, if you are in doubt about which service you should use, contact 111 online and they will inform you of the best place to go.

“Looking ahead, Easter arrives earlier than usual this year. People should give themselves time for their repeat prescriptions to be processed especially if they may need a review ahead of a prescription being reissued and travelling away from home for the Bank Holidays.

“Lastly, a reminder that lots of work is underway to ensure children and others are fully vaccinated against measles. Measles can be a serious infection that can lead to children being unwell and in hospital, so I would strongly urge and encourage all parents and carers to make sure their children are fully vaccinated.  Measles spreads very easily but is preventable and you can book a free, quick appointment at your GP practice.*”