Health Matters

Health Matters is a series of free public lectures, giving members of the public the opportunity to learn first-hand about their local health services, understand medical developments and put questions directly to expert clinicians.

Health Matters takes place monthly, covering a range of popular clinical areas, and has been an outstanding success in delivering key messages by senior members of the trust to the community that the hospital serves. 

Both members of the public and NHS staff are very welcome at these free evening lectures, aimed at improving their knowledge on hot health topics.  

The lectures are held in the Lecture Theatre, Macclesfield Hospital (off the corridor to Treetops Restaurant), from 7pm to 8pm. Please book to ensure that a space is reserved for you by or by calling 01625 661184.   Please note emails requesting space will not be replied to due to the amount of emails we receive, however please be assured that your request will be processed.

Health Matters

Programme for 2020


Health Matters lectures – Spring 2020

Please note that as a precautionary measure related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Health Matters lecture planned for April will not be taking place. Updates relating to lectures later in the year will be issued in due course via this webpage and emails to regular Health Matters attendees.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused.  






4th February 2020

Controversies in shoulder surgery

Mr Mohammed Waseem, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, MDGH

3rd March 2020

Using the hospital charity (ECHO) to help patients flow through the hospital

Lynn McGill, Chairman of the hospital charity  (ECHO)

7th April 2020

The global threat from antibiotics

Dr Rajendran, Consultant Microbiologist, MDGH

5th May 2020

Introduction to lifestyle medicine

Mr Syam Morapudi, Consultant Orthoapedic Surgeon, MDGH

2nd June 2020

Provision of palliative and end of life care in East Cheshire

Palliative Care Team

7th July 2020

Colorectal Cancer - The future

Mr Chris Smart, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, MDGH 

8th September 2020

Training for Centenarian Olympics - the balance between lifespan and healthspan

Dr Andrew Marchetti, Consultant Anaesthetist, MDGH 

6th October 2020

Military Anaesthesia Dr Marc Lyons, Consultant Anaesthetist, MDGH 

3rd November 2020

 Glaucoma Dr Chris Hemmerdinger, Consultant Opthalmologist, MDGH 


Comments which have been made by the public about these events ensure that we are providing the best educational topics for our population.

“The surgeons and standards at Macclesfield District General Hospital are excellent.”
“A most enjoyable and informative session.”
“Brilliant presentation.”
“I hope to study medicine – I found the presentation very helpful and enlightening.”
“One of the best - clear and humorous on a particularly serious subject.”
“Most fascinating and informative.”

Videos of Health Matters lectures 

The trust also records most Health Matters lectures to help reach a wider audience. Please click here to go to our 'Health Matters public lectures' playlist on YouTube and watch the videos uploaded so far which cover topics including headaches, stroke, sexual health and East Cheshire Hospice. We hope you find this service helpful. 


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