In this issue:
Healthwatch Tameside general survey
Have you completed our general survey this year? It asks which health and care services you have used recently, what was good and what you think could be improved. Healthwatch Tameside use this information (anonymously) to influence changes to services.
It only takes a few minutes and can be found at https://www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk/our-survey
Free guides available
Free guides available to support the health and wellbeing of older people and carers
NHS England would like to make you aware of the availability of the co-produced free guides that provide older people with practical advice to support healthy ageing and caring. The Healthy Ageing and Healthy Caring guides provide information to older people and carers about staying healthy, fit and independent during the winter months , identify the support that’s available to help maintain their heath and wellbeing and can help ease some of the winter pressures on the NHS systems.
The guides have been co-produced with AGE UK, Fire Rescue Service, Carers UK, Carers Trust, Public Heath England, carers networks and people with lived experience including older people. They will be of particular interest to CCGs, GP Practices, Pharmacists, community health networks and older people and carers living in the community. They are part of the NHS England long term ambition to support older people and carers to look after their own health.
Both these free guides are A4 magazine-style publications that can be ordered in any quantity and delivered for free, through Prolog, by calling 0300 123 1002, quoting reference HC2, for the healthy caring, or HA2 for the healthy living guide, or online at www.orderline.dh.gov.uk.
Person and Community Centred Approaches programme
Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership are looking for people who have lived experience of one of their four areas of work – person-centred conversations, personal budgets, social prescribing, or personalised support which has drawn on the strength of their community.
More details are available in this PCCA flyer.
Consultations on specialised women's services
NHS England Specialised Commissioning is consulting on several areas that fall under specialised women’s services. Three surgical gynaecological and female urological procedures, including complex mesh removal, are under review.
The consultation closes on 13 November 2018.
New model of mental health care in Tameside
Living Life Well
The Tameside and Glossop Strategic Commission*, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and key local organisations will review how mental health support is commissioned and provided for the people of Tameside and Glossop and develop a new model of care.
More details can be found at https://www.tamesideandglossopccg.org/news/Living-Life-Well-National-Lottery-funding-to-suppo
*NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group and Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Care Quality Commission reports
These reports have been issued by the Care Quality Commission since our last ebulletin. Clicking on the links will take you to the relevant CQC website page.