Patient Stories

7 Day Access

Reddish patient Kath Whetstone and an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Sarah Taylor, from Heaton Moor Medical Centre explain the benefits, to both patients and clinicians, of 7 Day Access to GP surgeries.

 

Bowel Cancer Screening

Stockport resident Maureen Rackham talks about her experience of being diagnosed with bowel cancer and the importance of using your bowel cancer screening kit.

 

Change your life for the better

NHS manager Laura Latham was inspired, after starting to work for the health service, to change her own lifestyle to become fit and healthy. Now she hopes to inspire others to make the change.

 

Integrated Care

Stockport resident Heather Cook explains the high quality, seamless NHS care she received at primary and secondary level after a skiing accident abroad left her with a complicated leg fracture.

 

Expert Patient

Stockport resident Gladys Hill explains how the local NHS service’s XPERT Patients course for diabetes and long term conditions help her to improve her health and take control of her medical condition.

C Difficile

Stockport resident Anne Faulkner talks about her experience of contracting Clostridium difficile.

Diabetes

Stockport resident Gill Dickinson talk about her fight to control her diabetes and how a local NHS “expert patient” course she went on enabled her to take control.

Stroke

Stockport patient Beryl Boardman talks about her experience of having a stroke, the aftermath of it and its impact on her.

Screening

Jess Goddard, a young accountant from Stockport, explains how delaying having her smear could have cost her her life. She urges all women to learn from her mistake.

COPD

 Stockport resident Pam McDonald explains how being diagnosed with COPD meant a change in life style that led to a new lease of life.

Bowel Screening

Stockport patient Clem Beaumont explains how using the NHS bowel cancer screening kit that was sent to his home saved his life.

Blood in your pee – take action now!

Stockport patient Bob Grindrod explains how seeing his GP after he spotted blood in his pee led to life saving surgery.