My Life My Decision – an opportunity to get support

Age Uk South Tyneside have a Big Lottery funded project under the umbrella of Compassion in Dying, called My Life My Decision. The aim is to raise awareness around end of life legal rights and choices, Advanced Decision and Lasting … Continued

Specialists in out-of-hospital settings

NHS Leaders have set out their vision for the future of healthcare in England. The Five Year Forward View is a collaboration between six leading NHS groups Monitor, Health Education England, the NHS Trust Development Authority, Public Health England, the … Continued

World Stroke Day

Today, 28 October, is World Stroke Day, an annual event which since 2006 has highlighted issues such as worldwide rates of stroke, raised awareness of stroke prevention and called for better awareness for stroke survivors and carers. To mark the … Continued

Parkinson’s Support Groups

Tell Parkinson’s UK what support you would like to see for people affected by Parkinson’s through their local groups, branches and other activities. What support should our local groups provide? We want to hear your views on what would make a difference to … Continued


VODA’s  Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2014 takes place on Thursday 30 October at The Shiremoor Centre, registration is from 10am for a 10.30am start. This is your chance to hear about VODA’s work and achievements over the past year, … Continued

Mayors listening event

Mayors listening event for family carers Norma Redfearn, the Elected Mayor of North Tyneside, would like to hear the views of family carers, about their caring role and how the council can support them in this: Wednesday 19 November from … Continued

Suffering in silence

Suffering in silence – reporting on complaints Three out of five patients and care users that complain about receiving poor treatment feel that the system is failing to address their concerns – not taking their cases seriously, ignoring them or … Continued

Improving services for older people

A Healthwatch North Tyneside event is planned for 19 November, organised by Community and Health Care Forum, to bring together care staff, local people and people who plan our older people’s services. The event will be involve looking at what we … Continued

GP out of hours services

Care Quality Commission finds majority of GP out-of-hours of services are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led. Between January and March 2014 the CQC inspected 30 NHS GP out-of-hours services run by 24 registered providers. The CQC has just published … Continued

£1 million fund to support family carers

Inspiring social action projects that support unpaid family carers will be helped to grow through a new fund worth up to £1 million. The Carers Social Action Support Fund is accepting applications up to 22 October from organisations with plans … Continued