In this issue:
Volunteer for Healthwatch Tameside
Calling all new volunteers!
Can you can spare a few hours each month?
Do you love talking to people?
Do you want to help make a difference?
Please ring us on 0161 667 2526.
We are looking to recruit more volunteers, to help with our work in the community.
For more information see here.
Partnership Engagement Network (PEN)
On 15 October 2018 over 70 participants gave their views in a series of diverse workshops including Frailty, Community Safety, Patient Centred Diagnosis Discussions in Long Term Conditions, Collaborative Practice in Primary Care, Tameside’s Big Food Debate and Children’s Emotional Health & Wellbeing. A copy of the feedback report can be found here.
The PEN family database continues to grow with residents, patients, service users, stakeholders, partners and voluntary and community groups from across Tameside & Glossop signing up to hear about upcoming PEN and engagement and consultation activity. Help them to keep you updated by making sure you are signed up to the PEN Family Database here.
Help develop a NICE guideline
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) produces guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, and provide social care support. Their guidance is based on research evidence and takes into account the views of people working in or using relevant services, and other stakeholder groups.
They are currently looking for :
Your experience of the NHS may have been gained through:
Time needed: Meetings happen roughly every 6 weeks for 18 months.
Meetings happen in: London (they will pay for you to travel to meetings and stay overnight if required)
Closing date: 5pm - 12 December 2018
More information about the role and how to apply please visit their recruitment page
Any questions? Contact the public involvement team: PIPrecruitment@nice.org.uk or 0161 870 3020.
Macmillan Cancer Support focus group
Macmillan Cancer Support are looking to develop their work with local councils and want to find out from people across Greater Manchester, how local councils can best support people living with cancer.
They are holding a focus group on 3rd December at the Manchester Conference Centre near to Manchester Piccadilly station, and want to know what support people living with cancer and their carers need, and to hear people’s first-hand experiences, to help shape their work with councils.
When: 5-7pm, 3rd December 2018
Pennine Care mental health wards survey
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is considering whether it moves to Same Sex Accommodation on their Older People’s and Adult in-patient mental health wards. Over the last few months they have been engaging with patients, staff, families and carers on their wards and gathering feedback. This feedback has been used to create themes and questions which are included in the final stage of engagement – an on-line survey. The survey questions have been developed with the support of an independent analyst and the Consultation Institute.
Please find below a link to the survey:
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.
Older people's pathway -Tameside - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p-u00FdEoM5NddbvpLQdq5d2FV0F3SKj/view
Albion Medical Practice - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-558308813