22 Sep

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 16 September 2020

How have you coped with COVID-19 restrictions? During the pandemic period we have been keeping in regular contact with our Healthwatch Champions. Allan Robinson has been volunteering with us since 2014 and enjoys the face-to-face, interactive elements of our work. Allan has many interests but has had to adjust to life under COVID-19 restrictions. He…

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24 Aug

Healthwatch #BecauseWeAllCare Campaign – Call to action

Dear Colleague We all care about our health and social care services. That’s why we’re asking you to support the new campaign we are participating in, alongside Healthwatch England and the Care Quality Commission — #BecauseWeAllCare. This encourages the public to share their experiences, both good and bad, to help improve services. As well as…

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23 Jul

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 22 July 2020

Update from our Project Manager Our Project Manager, Rachel Wilkins, has been focussing on the information we have received over the past few weeks. In particular, she has been looking at the data coming in via our latest survey ‘COVID-19: health and social care experiences in Newcastle and Gateshead’. Rachel is producing monthly reports summarising…

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24 Mar

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 18 March 2020

What health and social care services matter to you? Please help us choose our work priorities for 2020—21 from a shortlist of health and social care topics. The list is: Adult social care assessment process Carers’ assessments Interpreting services Reviews of social care support for people who are no longer in crisis Supporting young people…

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27 Jan

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 22 January 2020

Healthwatch Practice Participation Group ForumSaturday 22 February, 10am to 12pm, Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7BJ We’re starting a Healthwatch Practice Participation Group Forum in February. This is open to all members of Practice Participation Groups (PPGs) in Newcastle and Gateshead. A PPG is a group of patients, carers and GP practice staff…

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