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Come and Meet Healthwatch – No Appointment Necessary

Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 09.10.33There’s a unique opportunity for the people of Newcastle to see the work of a health and social care watchdog at first hand and no appointment is necessary.

To celebrate the move to their new offices in Broadacre house, Market Street, Healthwatch Newcastle are holding an ‘Open house pop-in’ event on 8 September, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Members of the public will have the chance to join volunteers, staff and Board members for refreshments and find out about the work of the organisation.

Chief Executive of Healthwatch Newcastle, Steph Edusei, said that the event was a great opportunity to show the people of Newcastle the work they have done recently and to recognise the work carried out by Healthwatch volunteers in the city.

“Our Champions (volunteers) have made a significant contribution to the work of Healthwatch Newcastle. Over the past two years they have helped us with our community work, taken part in GP mystery shopping and an NHS Choices project. This event is a great way for us to say thank you, and also to welcome members of the public who want to gain an insight into the work that we do championing users of social care and health services in the city.

“Unlike most medical venues, you don’t need an appointment to attend our open evening however we want to make sure that there are enough sandwiches and tea to go around so it would be great if people could book a place at http://hwn-open-house-event.eventbrite.co.uk

Members of the public are also invited to the Healthwatch Newcastle Board meeting and AGM on 28 September, 3pm to 5pm in the Clore Suite, Great North Museum: Hancock.

A short Board meeting will be followed by the AGM which will showcase recent and current work.

The AGM includes a presentation on social care and health service system integration in Newcastle by James Duncan, Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.  He will talk about plans to make local social care and health services more joined up and people-centred.

There will be also an opportunity to discuss the work of Healthwatch Newcastle with staff and Board members as well as enjoying afternoon tea.

To book a place (by 11 September) visit http://hwn-agm.eventbrite.co.uk

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