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. 

Health Matters

Programme for 2018/2019

 **Please note the change in talks for November and December 2018.  New details below**




5th February 2019

Managing common general surgical emergencies

Mr Usman Khan, Consultant General Surgeon, ECNHST

5th March 2019

Diabetes in children

Dr Surendran Chandrasekaran, Consultant Paediatrician, ECNHST

2nd April 2019

Recognising, managing and treating deep venous thrombosis (DVT)

Dr Imran Ansari, Consultant Acute Care Physician

7th May 2019

What's new in HIV and AIDS

Dr Nalini Mahto, GU consultant, ECNHST

4th June 2019

Dealing with Dupuytren's disease of the hand

Mr Jochan Fischer, consultant Upper Limb Consultant, ECNHST

2nd July 2019

Looking after children with epilepsy

Dr Kirsten Wolffsohn, Consultant Paediatrician

3rd September 2019

How Serious is Intensive Care

Dr David Banks, consultant in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care

1st October 2019

Antenatal screening for congenital anomalies - myths and facts Dr Mandira Hazra Consultant Obstetrician

12th November 2019

 Are my palpitations serious?  Dr Stuart Russell, Consultant Cardiologist


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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