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 In this issue:


  • Healthwatch Tameside are recruiting!
  • Revolutionary CAR-T therapy for children
  • Tameside Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board
  • Carers Rights Day event
  • NHS apps library
  • Care Quality Commission reports


Healthwatch Tameside are recruiting!

Healthwatch Tameside have two part-time job opportunities. For more information about the roles, and how to apply, please click the following links.

Project support officer - https://www.actiontogether.org.uk/project-support-officer-healthwatch-tameside

Support with complaints officer - https://www.actiontogether.org.uk/support-complaints-officer-healthwatch-tameside

The closing date for applications is 17 December 2018, and interviews will be held week commencing 7 January 2019.



Revolutionary CAR-T therapy

The first children to receive a game-changing personalised therapy for cancer will start treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London this week.

A second centre, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, is also ready to start treating children with a rare form of leukaemia while a third, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, is expected to join the programme next month.

CAR-T is a highly complex new type of immunotherapy which involves collecting and using the patients’ own immune cells to target their cancer in a process which is completed over a number of weeks.

The start of this treatment marks the beginning of a new era of personalised medicine, and forms part of the upgrade in cancer services which will be set out shortly NHS’s long term plan.

For more information see the NHS England website.




Tameside Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board

Tameside Adult Safeguarding Partnership Board (TASPB) have published their annual report for 2017/18.

A copy can be found on their website.

Carers Rights Day event

An event is being held tomorrow at Hyde Town Hall.
There are talks from 10.30am (pre-bookable) and information stalls from 1 to 3pm.
More information is available on their leaflet
NHS apps library

Find digital tools to help you manage and improve your health on the NHS website

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.

Medacs Healthcare - Beatrix House - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-4078355815

Turning Point Tameside - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-4616783598

Oakwood Care Centre - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-2116689470

Smart Smile Care Ltd - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-2775443381

Andrew Shelley and Simon Pope Dental Practice - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-3558440439





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