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If you want to give us your feedback via one of our surveys, please go to www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk/share-your-views
Mental health survey
Our survey can be completed online at www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk/share-your-views. If you have mental health challenges, or are the carer of someone who has, please help us by taking part.
We will be keeping the survey open over the summer months to give us time to speak to people in the community, and visit community groups to talk to their members.
We know that not everyone has online access. We have paper copies of the survey available, or we can chat to people over the phone. If you want to complete the survey by either of these ways, please give us a call on 0161 667 2526, and leave a message on our answerphone. We will call you back as soon as we are able.
Fraud scam alert
Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) have asked people to share this information about fake texts. The texts are alleging to be from well-known delivery firms and asking for a small payment for delivery of medication. MFT do not charge delivery fees.
You can read the message from MFT here.
Grow website revamp
Grow is the Tameside brand for early years (0-5 year olds). Its partner organisations include local NHS and Council teams such as midwives, health visitors, children’s centres, parenting and the early attachment service as well as voluntary organisations such as Homestart.
The website has been updated. The expanded content now includes sections on antenatal advice, looking after babies and young children as well as information for parents and carers. It also includes local contact details and links to national organisations.
The website is at www.gotogrowtameside.co.uk/
PEN 'Let's Reconnect'
The Partnership Engagement Network (PEN) ‘Let’s Re-connect’ event will be held on Tuesday 28th June, 9am to 1pm, at Hyde Town Hall.
This event is to be celebratory, to showcase how valued the members’ contributions are to key consultation and engagement work, and how your feedback has informed vital services and decisions, and importantly to give you the opportunity to network with one another.
For more information, and to book a place, see www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pen-lets-reconnect-tickets-352520457177
Help BEAT Coronavirus
Clinicians in Greater Manchester, supported by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and the National institute for Health and Care Research are developing a GM-wide Long COVID (LC) consented cohort of individuals to participate in LC research.
Help BEAT Coronavirus is a new campaign encouraging people to take part in research to help the NHS understand the ongoing issues presented by the coronavirus pandemic. It is part of Research for the Future and has been developed following the public response to vaccine research trials, where more than 30,000 people across Greater Manchester took part in Covid-19 research supported by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester.
Infection with COVID-19 is leaving people with multiple symptoms and new research is looking to understand what causes these, why some people are more susceptible to experiencing ongoing health issues, as well as what support, care or treatment is currently available.
For more information, and to register your interest, see www.researchforthefuture.org/coronavirus/
A leaflet has been produced for adults with suspected or confirmed coronavirus who have not been admitted to hospital. You can read it at www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/12/C1634-suspected-Coronavirus-important-information-to-keep-you-safe-at-home-V8_210422.pdf
For people with symptoms of respiratory illness, including COVID-19, there is information about what to do here www.gov.uk/guidance/people-with-symptoms-of-a-respiratory-infection-including-covid-19
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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