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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Healthwatch South Tyneside team after the creation of a new position.

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Board member recruitment drive

Healthwatch South Tyneside is seeking highly skilled and motivated individuals to provide strategic leadership at a critical time for the health and social care sector.

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Patient data sharing deadline pushed back again

A deadline of September 1st for patients to opt out of their medical records being shared by their GP practice with NHS Digital for research and planning use is to be further extended.

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Do you or does someone you know have a problem with alcohol and drugs?

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Do you or does someone you know have mental health issues?

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Find out why young people want improvements in mental health services

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Do you or does someone you know have concerns about their sexual health?

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Healthwatch South Tyneside

We’re an independent organisation set up to champion the views of patients and social care users in South Tyneside, with the goal of making services better and improving health and wellbeing. We want to hear about your views, needs and experiences to help South Tyneside get the best possible health and care.

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Have your say

Tell us about your experiences using health and social care services in South Tyneside - what you liked and how you think they could be improved.

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Get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved in the work of Healthwatch - from attending an event to sharing your views on a service to becoming a Board member.

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Young Healthwatch

We have a team of young volunteers who advise us on the healthcare issues affecting people aged under 25 – and help us to engage with them.

Latest news

Read more about Happy Birthday Margaret – NHS volunteer marks 90th year with the help of the hospital who helped save her life

24.01.2022

Happy Birthday Margaret – NHS volunteer marks 90th year with the help of the hospital who helped save her life

Read more about Free session for parents needing help with their children’s mental health

20.01.2022

Free session for parents needing help with their children’s mental health

Read more about ‘Help’ – new mental health campaign launched by the NHS

19.01.2022

‘Help’ – new mental health campaign launched by the NHS

Read more about Health bosses break first ground on new £10m Diagnostic Centre at South Tyneside District Hospital

14.01.2022

Health bosses break first ground on new £10m Diagnostic Centre at South Tyneside District Hospital

Read more about Campaign launched to encourage adults to eat more healthily and get active

04.01.2022

Campaign launched to encourage adults to eat more healthily and get active

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Use the NHS service finder tool here to find the healthcare service you need. If you can’t, contact us by going to our contact page.

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