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 In this issue:


  • Healthwatch Tameside newsletter
  • Cancer early detection survey
  • Dementia carers event
  • Being there - new social group
  • Millgate Healthcare Partnership
  • Care Quality Commission reports


Healthwatch Tameside newsletter

Our latest newsletter has recently been posted to people on our newsletter distribution list, and includes:

  • Photos from our 1000th outreach session celebration
  • Information about becoming a board member
  • Information about the PEN (Patient Engagement Network) who are meeting on 4 February

A copy can be found on our website at http://www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk/sites/default/files/winter_2018.pdf

If you would like to be added to our list to receive future copies, please let us know on 0161 667 2526 or email: info@healthwatchtameside.co.uk


Cancer early detection survey

The Detecting Cancer Early Research Priorities Survey asks cancer patients, their carers and the public to suggest new areas that scientists can research to detect cancer early.  The earlier cancer is detected the more likely it is that treatment will be effective.

Dr Ellena Badrick, Cancer Data Scientist at the Manchester BRC and The University of Manchester says, " People, with a personal experience of cancer, are likely to have suggestions about how we can focus differently on cancer early detection. We want their ideas in order to prioritise a top 10 list of unanswered research questions. These questions will inform future studies and, ultimately, effect healthcare advice and practice - hopefully saving more lives."

The survey closes on 28 February 2019.



Dementia carers event

Dementia United and tide (together in dementia everyday) are hosting a free Greater Manchester (GM) Dementia Carers Welcome event on Thursday 14 February 12-3pm at Holiday Inn, Manchester (lunch will be provided).

All the details can be found on their invitation.

Being there - new social group

For people living with Cancer, COPD, Strokes, Heart Disease and other life limiting illnesses
Fancy getting out and meeting new people?
Talks, Information, Activities - meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in Ashton-under-Lyne, from 1 to 3pm.
Refreshments will be provided.
Help with transport is available.
For more information, contact Suzanne on 0161 217 1373 or email: tameside@beingthere.org.uk
Millgate Healthcare Partnership

During the summer of 2018, Healthwatch Tameside carried out a project looking at the experiences of patients, following the merger of the Churchgate and Windmill medical practices. A report was produced and shared with the practice, who reacted positively to our findings and recommendations. A lengthy action plan was forwarded to Healthwatch Tameside.

Millgate Healthcare Partnership have recently added a new section to their website - 'You said... We did....' in response to our work. The report and action plan were shared with CQC, at an inspection in November.

Further information, and a copy of our report, can be found on our website at http://www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk/news/working-millgate-healthcare-partnership

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.
Laurel Bank residential care - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-118058832
Awburn House Medical Practice - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-545580882



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