23 Feb

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 16 February 2021

Making a difference — influencing at a national level Thank you to everyone who took the time to tell us about their experiences of health and social care last year through our ‘Because we all care’ survey. For those who don’t know, this was a joint piece of work with Healthwatch England, local Healthwatch and…

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24 Jan

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 19 January 2021

We’re on Soundcloud Enjoy this newsletter on the go by downloading our podcast at soundcloud.com/healthwatch-newcastle   Stars in their eyes! We are proud to recognise the contribution that people and organisations make to the success of social care and health services in our city. Congratulations to the following people and services, which have recently received…

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18 Dec

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 16 December 2020

The Healthwatch Newcastle office will close for the holidays at 1pm on Thursday 24 December and re-open on Monday 4 January. You can search, review and rate local services at any time on our website at http://tinyurl.com/Newcastle-feedback Don’t forget that NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when you need…

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29 Nov

Healthwatch Newcastle Newsletter – 18 November 2020

Listen to us! Enjoy this newsletter on the go by downloading our podcast at soundcloud.com/healthwatch-newcastle   Welcome, Siobhan! We’re delighted here at Healthwatch Newcastle to welcome our new Chief Executive, Siobhan O’Neil. Siobhan has worked in the voluntary and community sector for many years in Gateshead and Newcastle, and most recently at a mental health…

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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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