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 In this issue:


  • It's your NHS. Have your say.
  • Pharmacy opening hours during bank holidays
  • Tameside One 
  • Care Quality Commission reports


It's your NHS. Have your say.

Have your say on the future of the NHS.  

Surveys - have you completed our survey(s) yet? The deadline is 26 April 2019.

The NHS 10 year Long Term Plan was published in January.

Healthwatch have been asked to find out what people think about ways to improve local NHS services. Your views matter. You can share your ideas with us by completing a survey at https://www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk/    Paper copies of the surveys can be provided.

There is a video to watch, with more information, on our website too.

There are six long-term condition specific surveys, for people who have experience of using these services. These can also be found on our website https://www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk/        Please complete one (or more) of these if they are relevant. Again, paper copies of the surveys can be provided.

Focus groups

We are holding small focus groups (for people with experience of using heart and/or lung services) to talk about what you would like to see considered in the local plans. These will be held on 17 and 26 April 2019. If you would like to join us, please see the attachment to this ebulletin for more details, or get in touch with us.

Phone - 0161 667 2526

Email - info@healthwatchtameside.co.uk


Pharmacy opening hours during bank holidays

The Easter, May and August bank holiday list of pharmacy opening hours is now available on the GM LPC website This is the most up to date listing, but may be subject to change.  Other pharmacies may be open, but have not notified NHS England GM office and are therefore not included in this list. Pharmacies have been advised to signpost patients to the next nearest available pharmacy, if they intend to close.  Pharmacies have also been advised to publish their bank holiday hours on the NHS website (formerly NHS Choices).


Tameside One

Tameside One – the new college and public service centre development in Ashton has opened its doors.

The Joint Service Centre will bring together the council’s customer services, welfare rights, Citizens Advice, Job Centre Plus and the Cash Box Credit Union into a one-stop shop for any issue or question you might have.

The new Ashton Library offers a full range of services from print and audio books to business and health information, with free access to Wi-Fi and public computers throughout.


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.

The Lakes Care Centre - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-113503615

Yew Trees - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-123208583

Donneybrook Medical Centre - https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-502711427





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