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If you have feedback about these topics, or any recent experiences about health or care services you think we should know about, give Healthwatch Tameside a call on 0161 667 2526. Or email

Thank you.

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Your feedback

We have been running a series of topic specific surveys during 2021. The second part of each survey asks for feedback about general health and care services you have used recently.

None of the questions are compulsory, so please answer any you can in the first part, and then provide your general feedback in the second part.

We are always looking for trends and themes in the anonymous feedback we receive about health and care services. We regularly update the providers and commissioners of the services about what people say is working, and where people think improvements could be made. Do you have information to share with us? We are careful to keep the identity of the people who talk to us anonymous.

The online link to all our surveys is  Please share this link with your family, friends and colleagues, and complete yourself, if you haven't already.

If you, or someone you know, prefers to complete surveys on paper, or over the phone, please give us a call on 0161 667 2526. Or you can request by email at If you want to provide feedback without completing a survey, please get in touch in the same way.

Thank you for your support.

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Domestic abuse and mental health

Do you know anyone who is, or has been, a victim of domestic abuse? Have they tried to access support in the last year?

Work is ongoing in Tameside to find out what support services the victim-survivors of domestic abuse have used, including mental health services, and whether there are any gaps in the services available. What else would have been helpful in their recovery? Please tell them about this work.

There is a survey which can be completed at   The closing date is 31 May 2021.

If you have any queries, or want to know more about this work, please email


Right treatment in the right place

If we are feeling unwell, we are being asked to think before we contact our GP, or visit A & E. Is that the right place for the treatment we need? What about NHS111 or our local pharmacy? Or do we need an optician or a dentist?

For more information about the options available see

Bank holiday pharmacy opening

Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns. But they do a lot more than that.

For more information about services available, and to find out where is open on bank holiday Monday, have a look at

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Live Active walks

Walk and Talk

A gentle 30-minute walk with a trained walk leader planning the routes. A chance to get out in the fresh air and socialise with others. All walks are free.

More details and the timetable can be found at

The NHS will get in touch when it's your turn to be vaccinated


For up-to-date information about the latest rules and guidance see

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