Let's Talk ..... (formerly Local Engagement Board)

Our quarterly public Let’t Talk ….. events (formerly Local Engagement Board) discuss important health issues and services to help shape, improve and develop local NHS services. Let’s Talk events can involve presentations on healthcare and CCG plans and developments, followed by the opportunity for discussion.  On occasions we target particular groups of people to ensure that those who may not always have their voices heard have the opportunity to get involved.

If you would like further information about the Let’s Talk events and how you can attend please email Jane Leighton – janeleighton@nhs.net – or call 0191 2831903.

Information from previous Let’s Talk/Local Engagement Boards is posted below.


5 February

The Let’s Talk about Dying event took place on Wednesday 5 February in the Learning Lounge at Hebburn Central in the form of a Death Café.  We understand that talking about dying and death is difficult and wanted to make this as comfortable as possible for people.  There was coffee/tea/cake, no formal agenda and no presentations – the main aim of the café was to talk.


28 August

On Wednesday 28 August from 1-3pm we welcomed residents to our quarterly Local Engagement Board which took the form of an information event hosted by the Lord Nelson public house in Monkton Village.  The event took place in a marquee with around 35 stall holders including organisations such as the Stroke Association, Healthwatch, the Alzheimer’s Society and Change 4 Life (a full list of stall holders is below).  Visitors aged 40-70 were invited to have an NHS health check, and diabetes health checks were also available.  It was also a chance to catch up on and discuss plans for the Path to Excellence programme, urgent care, long term conditions and end of life care services.  A healthy salad lunch was served by the pub along with tea and coffee.

LEB report 28 August 2019

Stall holders 28 August 19

Press release

10 June

On 10 June 2019 Dr Jon Tose, Clinical Director at South Tyneside CCG, led the LEB at Whitburn Academy with Health and Social Care Year 12 students.  The topic of the LEB was Diagnosing Illness.  Jon worked with the students to enable them to understand how doctors and other health professionals diagnose some common medical conditions.  The LEB included five case studies which helped students to understand symptoms, signs, measurements and investigations which will be useful for the students’ coursework.

Diagnosing Illness LEB 10 June 19

9 March

As part of International Women’s Day the South Tyneside CCG’s Operations Manager, Helen Ruffell, and the Senior Communications Officer from North of England Commissioning Support Unit, Emma Taylor, attended an event at Women’s Health in South Tyneside (WHiST).  Helen spoke to women about what they know about the community palliative care team and Emma spoke to women about Path to Excellence Phase Two.  The event was organised by a partnership of organisations – WHiST, Hindu Nari Sangh, CREST, Sangini, Bright Futures, Apna Ghar and Workie Ticket and was attended by women from South Tyneside, Sunderland and Newcastle.

LEB report 9 March 2019

International Women’s Day Invitation 9 March

The findings of the community palliative care team survey will be forwarded to the team who will follow up this initial piece of work by organising focus group/s with those women who expressed an interest in being involved.

The Path to Excellence Phase Two survey is part of a wider piece of work being carried out across South Tyneside and Sunderland.  Over the past 12 months, we’ve listened to the views of over 9000 staff, patients, the public and key stakeholders and we have developed a range of evaluation criteria which we will use to help assess the working list of ideas.  The evaluation criteria have been put into five main themes, the survey is asking which are the most important when thinking about developing local hospital services. The feedback will help us understand what priority to place on the different themes.


8 March


LEB report 8 March 18

Comments and information from the round table discussions on E-Consultations will be used in the planning phase.  Information will be fed into supporting materials for patients to advertise E-Consultations and will be used to help write a Frequently Asked Questions section.


Primary Care Strategy and E-consult  

Clinical Research Network


ST LEB agenda 8 March 18

15 June


ST LEB agenda 15 June 18


E-consult presentation LEB 15 June 18

Video Consultations LEB 15 June 18


LEB report 15 June 18

Additional Information

ST CCG LEB Carers Week Poster

Video Consultation information

4 September

4 September 2018 LEB flyer


ST LEB agenda 4 September 18

Stall holders LEB 4 September 18


LEB Presentation 4.9.18

Report and engagement activity

LEB report 4 September 18

The CCG carried out some engagement activity with attendees regarding urgent care.  The feedback can be found below:

Urgent Care feedback

28 November

Stall holders LEB November 18


ST LEB agenda 28 November 18


LEB 28 Nov 18


LEB report 28 November 18


14 DecemberLiving Waters, St Jude’s Terrace, Laygate, South Shields, NE33 5PB.

LEB report 14 December 17

Director of Operations

Extended Access update

Path to Excellence Consultation Analysis Draft Final Report Presentation LEB 14 Dec 17

7 SeptemberHebburn Central, Glen Street, Hebburn
14 JuneCleadon Park Primary Care Centre and Library, Prince Edward Road, South Shields, NE34 9PS.  14 June papers.
9 MarchLiving Waters, Laygate, South Shields. NE33 5PB. 9 March papers.



8 DecemberFord Aerospace, Port of Tyne, South Shields. 8 December papers.
8 SeptemberLiving Waters, Laygate, South Shields. NE33 5PB. 8 September papers.
10 MarchLiving Waters, Laygate, South Shields. NE33 5PB. 10 March papers.
8 JuneHedworth Hall, Dean Road, South Shields. NE33 4EA. 8 June papers.



12 FebruaryJarrow CA, Cambrian Street, Jarrow, NE32 3QN. 12 February papers.
14 MayJarrow CA, Cambrian Street, Jarrow, NE32 3QN. 14 May papers.
9 JulyJarrow CA, Cambrian Street, Jarrow, NE32 3QN. 9 July papers.
24 SeptemberLiving Waters, Laygate, South Shields. NE33 5PB.  24 September papers.
10 DecemberJarrow Community Association, Jarrow. NE32 3QN. 10 December papers.



27 FebruaryLiving Water’s   Church, St Jude’s Terrace, South Shields. NE33 5PB. 27 February papers.
22 MayBede’s World,   Jarrow.  NE32 3DY. 22 May papers.
10 JulyBede’s World, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DYMeeting is from 6-7.30pm with a light tea from 5.30pm. 10 July papers.
25 SeptemberLiving Water’s   Church, St Jude’s Terrace, South Shields. NE33 5PB. 25 September papers.
27 NovemberThe Customs House,   South Shields.  NE33 1ES.  27 November papers.



28 FebruaryCustoms House, South   Shields, NE33 1ES 28 February papers.
16 MayBede’s World, Jarrow,   NE32 3DY 16 May papers.
11 JulyLiving Waters Church,   Laygate, South Shields, NE33 5PB 11 July papers</a.
26 SeptemberCustoms House, South   Shields, NE33 1ES
1pm – 3:30pm, light lunch from 12.30pm
26 September papers.
21 NovemberLiving Waters Church,   Laygate, South Shields, NE33 5PB
1pm – 3:30pm, light lunch from 12.30pm
21 November papers.

If you would like to attend please contact Jenna Easton on 0191 2831903 or email jenna.easton@nhs.net.