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Tameside and Glossop PEN

Tameside & Glossop Partnership Engagement Network (PEN)


The Partnership Engagement Network (PEN) was established jointly by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council (TMBC), NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (T&GCCG) and Tameside & Glossop Integrated NHS Foundation Trust (ICFT) – aka Tameside Hospital.
Set up in the autumn of 2017 the Partnership Engagement Network (PEN) is part of a multi-agency approach to provide the public and our partners with an identified and structured method to influence the work of public services and to proactively feed in issues and ideas. 
The key principles of the Partnership Engagement Network (PEN) are to:
  • Engage in an ongoing conversation with the public, patients and other stakeholders
  • Reach across the whole of the public and community sectors so that engagement doesn’t happen in organisational silos
  • Begin discussions early, enabling the public, patients and other stakeholders to be part of designing solutions.
The approach ensures that structures exist to have ongoing conversation with the public, patients and other stakeholder. This creates forums for people and organisations to get their voices heard and give the opportunity to hear about and contribute to the development of public services.
The Partnership Engagement Network (PEN) operates across two tiers:
  • Strategic – engagement on approach, principles, cross-cutting issues and direction of travel. Provides a space to identify and join up key themes emerging from operational engagement activity.
  • Operational – engagement on service plans, new and developing models, emerging ideas and commissioning approach. Operational engagement takes place at both the thematic (service based), and/or neighbourhood (place based) level.
 The diagrams below outline the PEN approach in more detail.
Tameside and Glossop Partenrship Engagement Network PEN

Tameside and Glossop PEN
Although established and facilitated by the three organisations the Partnership Engagement Network (PEN) is a place for all public sector organisations, voluntary and community sector groups and public and patient groups to come together from across Tameside and Glossop.
 If you want to be added to the Partnership Engagement Network (PEN) database and be kept informed of upcoming activity including conferences and engagement or consultation work click on the button below and register your e-mail address.

By joining the Partnership Engagement Network we will keep you up-to-date with consultation & engagement activity in Tameside - and Glossop for services commissioned by the CCG. We will also keep you updated about other opportunities to have your say e.g. regional and national consultations being hosted by other organisations such as Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Signing up is the best way to have your say on key issues in the local area and to give your views on how we can develop and improve services in Tameside & Glossop. You can have your say in a number of ways. These can range from online surveys to focus groups or workshops, or being invited to public meetings or conferences including our Partnership Engagement Network events. 
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Partnership Engagement Network (PEN)

Partnership Engagement Network (PEN) conferences are held up to three times a year. Register above to get invites to future conferences, and click here to read reports from previous conferences.

Tameside and Glossop Engagement Strategy

The Partnership Engagement Network (PEN) identified a desire across organisations, groups and the public and patient representatives for a shared Tameside and Glossop Engagement Strategy. A task and finish working group was established which drafted and agreed the strategy. Find out more about the Tameside and Glossop Engagement Strategy here

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