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Wednesday 13 October 2010

Health Service Workshop


Migrants in Cheshire East are being invited to a community workshop designed to explain how the health care system works.

The meeting, which is taking place at the Baptist Church, in Crewe, on Wednesday, October 13, has been organised by the Cheshire East Migrant Project, together with Pathways Community Interest Company and the Primary Care Trust.

The importance of keeping appointments will be explained and there will be a clear flowchart so people understand which health service to approach for particular medical problems.

Attendees will also learn about the importance of screening for cervical cancer and Chlamydia and vaccinations for HPV and flu for those people who are over 65.

Presentations will also cover how to register with a GP’s surgery and information on which services are free as well as access to interpreters and translation.

Councillor Andrew Knowles, Cabinet member with responsibility for health and wellbeing, said: “Schemes like this are really important to explain to people from outside the UK how our system works and where they need to go to get the best treatment.

“The fact that people don’t speak English that well shouldn’t be a barrier to professional healthcare and I hope as many people as possible attend.”

The workshop is being held from 4.30pm to 6pm at the Baptist Church on Union Street in Crewe and everyone is welcome to attend.

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