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Healthwatch Tameside mental health care report


In March 2017, Healthwatch Tameside published a report which included a summary of all information collated during 2014, 2015 and 2016, with a more detailed focus on information from 2016. We maintained anonymity, therefore only an overview of stories was included. A few people gave us permission for more detail to be included, and some stories were already in the public domain – on Care Opinion or NHS Choices.

The information contained in the first report was the starting point for a mental health project to be carried out by Healthwatch Tameside during 2017, and can be found on our website at https://www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk/sites/default/files/mental_health_report_2016.pdf

On 1 April 2017, we held an event at The Grafton Centre in Hyde, attended by people who used the mental health services, and providers and commissioners of those services. A summary report from the event was produced. This can be found at https://www.healthwatchtameside.co.uk/sites/default/files/summary_of_event_discussions.pdf

New report

This new report highlights everything we have been told about mental health care, between December 2016 and August 2017, plus the findings from a series of focus groups.

There are 10 'Key messages' and a set of 'I statements' has been produced. Here is the report published in November 2017.



Healthwatch Tameside Mental health report 2017