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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 info@healthwatchtameside.co.uk

If you want to give us your feedback via one of our surveys, please go to www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk/share-your-views

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Bank holiday pharmacy opening times

For information about when pharmacies are open over the Easter and May bank holidays have a look at www.tamesideandglossopccg.org/pharmacyservices

There is also information about the ordering and delivery of medicines.

If you need care that cannot be provided by a pharmacy, have a look at www.tamesideandglossopccg.org/news/get-the-right-care-in-the-right-place-over-festive


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Recruiting - Lived experience representative

This voluntary position is as a member of the Deteriorating Patient Programme Board at Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust (T&G ICFT).

Information about this role can be found at lived-experience-representative-role-description-deteriorating-patient-programme-board-1_0.pdf (communitywellbeingtg.org)

If you are interested in this role, please email voluntaryservices@tgh.nhs.uk stating your full name, telephone number, why you are interested in the role, and what you feel you could bring to the work. The deadline for this is Monday 18 April 2022.

If you would like a conversation to find out more about the role before expressing your interest, please call or email: Laura Burling on 07899 685 469 Laura.Burling@tgh.nhs.uk 


Diabetes UK. Know diabetes. Fight diabetes.

Diabetes and Ramadan

Factsheets about diabetes and Ramadan, which include fasting and managing diabetes during this time, have been developed by Diabetes UK in partnership with the Muslim Council of Britain’s Diabetes Advisory Group. These are available in English, Arabic, Bengali and Urdu.

For more information, see www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/managing-your-diabetes/ramadan


Empowered conversations

This is an online communication course for carers of people living with dementia in Greater Manchester.

For more information, see https://empowered-conversations.co.uk/at-home/at-home-2/


Grab a jab - it's simple and safe!

COVID-19

From 1 April 2022, there will be changes to COVID-19 testing. The government website, will be updated at that time. Here is the latest information www.gov.uk/government/news/changes-to-covid-19-testing-in-england-from-1-april

For up-to-date information about the latest rules and guidance see www.tameside.gov.uk/coronavirus

There are regular vaccination hubs around the borough. If you would like more information about the location and opening times for each, see www.tameside.gov.uk/covidvaccine.  

For information about health related questions, see www.tamesideandglossopccg.org/local-services/coronavirus-accessing-primary-care/coronavirus-nhs-advice

 

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