Around the world, As, Bs and Os are disappearing - you might have seen the TV campaign.
Give Blood's Missing Type campaign is asking everyone to 'drop' the letters of the main blood groups to show support for blood donation and register to give blood.
England needs almost 200,000 new donors, especially from blood groups like O negative and A negative, younger and black and South Asian donors. So please support this campaign and encourage your communities to give blood.
Additionally Nadine Eaton, Head of National Campaigns at NHS Blood and Transplant, has written a short blog to explain the background to this campaign.
On 28 June Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group decided to accept the business case scenario to support Deciding Together: Transformation of Specialist mental Health services for Newcastle Gateshead.
Adult acute assessment and treatment services (3 wards) for Newcastle and Gateshead will be provided from St Nicholas Hospital Newcastle. The rehabilitation ward at St Nicholas Hospital, Newcastle will provide complex care andElm House Gateshead would be retained as a moving on rehabilitation unit. It is envisaged that there will be comprehensive plans implemented to ensure the travel impact particularly for Gateshead residents will be minimised.
This will mean that there will be changes for Gateshead residents and Healthwatch Gateshead would very much like to hear from anyone in Gateshead and how this will affect them.
Come and Meet Us at any community setting in Gateshead. Tell us your experiences of any health or social care service in Gateshead.
If you want to make a difference to services now, and in the future, Have Your Say, and we will make sure your voice is heard by those who make decisions on your behalf.
Or invite usto your community setting and we'll happily attend.
Who We Are and What We Do
Watch our video here to understand Who We Are and What We Do.
Our Vision is that every resident of Gateshead has the health and social care services they need and expect.
Our Mission is to support, promote and encourage residents to have a strong voice in their health and social care by being the representative of diverse communities. Providing intelligence - including evidence from residents' views and experiences - to influence the policy, planning, commissioning and delivery of health and social care services.
We are looking to recruit local people to become a key part of our next stages of development. All knowledge, experience and skills are welcomed, but if you have particular skills in finance, human resources, funding, social enterprise or business development then we would like to hear from you.