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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

If you want to give us your feedback via one of our surveys, please go to

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Mental health report published

This report provides feedback from the responses to our 'Mental health service users and carers survey'. To read the report see

Over the summer we will be continuing with our mental health work. We will be repeating the survey we carried out in 2017, to see what effect the changes to mental health services available has made. The survey will be available online, on paper, and over the phone. We will also be visiting community groups and talking to people face-to-face to find out what they think.

Watch this space for the survey launch.

Let's get moving Greater Manchester

Bee Active

As the weather starts improving, and as part of a new ‘Bee Active’ active travel campaign, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) are encouraging people to get out cycling, walking, and wheeling this spring. Find out about:

Advice and information is available at their dedicated active travel website:

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The Men's Room


The Shed Tameside are planning a series of social activities for men in Tameside. These activities will include crown green bowling, sporting memories, musical memories, this week in history, the news hour, pub games, and walking groups.

For more information see The Shed Facebook page

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Complex fractures - NICE guidelines

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are looking for patients and their unpaid carers to join the committee updating part of their guideline on complex fractures.

Specifically, the update of this guideline will look at whether negative wound pressure therapy (a treatment that involves drawing out fluid and infection from a wound to help it heal) is more effective compared to standard dressing therapy in people with an open fracture of their lower leg. 

If you, or anyone you know, have experience of this type of wound, please have a look at Information about the role, and how to apply is included.


From 1 April 2022, there were changes to COVID-19 testing. Here is the information

For people with symptoms of respiratory illness, including COVID-19, there is information about what to do here

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

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

For information about health related questions, see


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