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Part of our role as a LINk is to help people in Tameside to have a say about how health and social care support is planned. This page provides Internet links to other organisations’ consultations and other activities that we’re aware of. These are not LINk consultations but if you’re interested in the topic, why not get involved?
If you do take part in these consultations and activities please let us know – this will help us to get an idea of what topics people are most interested in.
Picture a health service that does all it can to help you stay healthy and supports you to look after yours and your family's health.
Picture a health service that is organised to provide care in the most appropriate setting - for many, this will be at home or in the community rather than in hospital.
Picture a health service that is able to provide the very best specialist care to everyone who needs it - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You may think this health service already exists in Greater Manchester. NHS Commissioners in Greater Manchester think it doesn't exist for everyone - and they want to make changes.
Healthier Together is a review of health and care in Greater Manchester. This includes primary, community and hospital services and the impact on social care. It is led by NHS Greater Manchester on behalf of the area’s 12 Shadow Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
The Healthier Together programme aims to develop a model of care that will help the NHS and other care providers in Greater Manchester provide quality services that are safe, accessible and sustainable for future generations. It will consider how best to provide the right service, at the right time, in the right place to achieve the best outcomes within the resources available.
To find out how you can get involved in the debate, go to:
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Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb has launched a 12 week consultation to establish a full set of NICE quality
standards and guidance for social care. The Department is seeking ideas from care users, their families and carers,
service commissioners, care providers and front line staff to help decide on future topics for NICE guidance and
The aim is to establish a full set of NICE quality standards and guidance in order to improve the quality of social
care. Some of the potential NICE standards for discussion in the consultation include:
The role of NICE in driving up the quality of social care is outlined in The Caring for our Future White Paper.
NICE provides evidence-based guidance to support healthcare professionals and others to make sure that the care they provide is of the best possible quality and offers the best value for money. Care providers will be able to use
these standards and guidance as tools to help improve their services.
The 12 week consultation ends on 26 April 2013.
To view the document, please see: https://www.wp.dh.gov.uk/publications/files/2013/02/NICE-consultation-document.pdf
In March we held an event focusing on care homes in Tameside. We listened to what people expected of care homes and also heard from people who had relatives in homes about their experiences. We are still analysing everything that people said but here are some of the key messages:
If you are interested in care homes, why not join our working group? This group will help us to decide what we do next with this information. Contact the LINk Team, Tel: 0161 339 4985.
Are you interested in learning more about our local health services? Would you like to meet new people and face challenging situations?
Maybe you would like to give something back to your community or represent your Trust colleagues? If so, then a governor role may be just what you are looking for. If you are interested in becoming a governor we will be holding a series of roadshows to familiarise potential candidates with the role of the governor.
Please see the governor election flyer for further information (including roadshow dates).
If you would like to attend any of the roadshows, please contact the Membership Office, Tel: 0161 716 3374/3960 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org