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Pocket-money prices for alcohol continue, warns Balance

Cheap, strong alcohol continues to be sold for pocket-money prices in the North East, according to a new survey.

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A new parking system is to come into operation at Wansbeck General Hospital at 6am tomorrow.

New car parking system at Wansbeck hospital

A new car parking procedure for patients and visitors is to come into operation at Wansbeck General Hospital tomorrow morning.

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Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh.

New report focuses on need to reduce smoking in pregnancy

A new report has highlighted the importance of midwives being trained to help tackle smoking in pregnancy and help more women to have healthy births.

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Alcohol abuse.

The real price of alcohol - counting the cost in Northumberland

New figures released today by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reveal the estimated cost for alcohol harm to Northumberland, hitting front line public services and employers with a staggering bill of around £107.7 million in 2015/16.

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Yes I donate - an NHS organ donor card.

Hundreds alive in Northumberland thanks to organ donation

More than 200 people are now alive in Northumberland thanks to organ donation, according to new figures released today.

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Members of the Carers Northumberland caring crafting group and their exhibition at The Northumbria hospital with Alison Marshall, right, and Alan Richardson from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Art by carers on display at hospital

A new exhibition showcasing the work of carers in Northumberland has been unveiled at a hospital in the county.

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The smokefree law was introduced on July 1, 2007.

High levels of support for smokefree law 10 years on

On the 10-year anniversary of smokefree law, health and council leaders are hailing it as one of the most important pieces of legislation to protect health in a generation.

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As part of National Blood Week, NHS Blood and Transplant has launched a campaign to raise awareness of a lack of blood donors

Call goes out for new donors during National Blood Week

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Northumberland to say #ImThere and start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week, which starts today.

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A campaign on secondhand smoke has been launched.

New campaign warns of dangers of secondhand smoke

New figures suggest at least one in 10 North East children are still being exposed to toxic secondhand smoke in the home as a hard-hitting new campaign launches today.

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Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh.

New figures reveal fall in North East smoking rates

Fresh has welcomed a new historic low for smoking rates in the North East published today by NHS Digital.

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Northumbria Blood Bikes has been honoured with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service for 2017.

A Royal honour for North East’s Blood Bikes initiative

The charity which delivers out-of-hours blood and urgent medical supplies in the North East has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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Pictured, from left, are Michaela Green, group director, Valens Medical Partnership, John Richards, RMT Accountants & Business Advisors, Amanda Maskery, Sintons Law Firm, Stuart Harper, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, and Dr Rakesh Chopra, Dr Alistair Blair and Dr Aamir Munir of the Valens Medical Partnership. Picture by Simon Williams.

New partnership ‘will help patients’

Three primary care practices in south east Northumberland have merged to create the largest family doctor-led medical group in the North East.

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The NHS was attacked by cyber criminals on Friday.

Public asked to think carefully about using GP services after cyber attack

GP practices across the North East and North Cumbria will be open as usual on Monday, but many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber-attack which took place on Friday and affected many organisations around the world.

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Trust selected as a digital exemplar

A health organisation in the North East will help lead the way in pioneering digital services that aim to support people experiencing mental health issues.

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The Northumbria Hospital at Cramlington.

Region’s NHS reassures public following cyber attack

NHS providers in the North East and North Cumbria are reassuring patients and the public following the cyber attack which took place on Friday and affected many organisations around the world.

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The Duchess of Northumberland interacting with a patient manikin at the official opening of DASH, which is based at Wansbeck General Hospital. Picture by Gavin Duthie.

Prestigious award for training centre

A health facility in Northumberland was among the winners at the 2017 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards, North East ceremony.

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The National Crime Agency has issued a warning about heroin mixed with fentanyl and carfentanyl.

Warning to drug users over dangerous heroin mix

A deadly synthetic opioid recently detected in heroin supplies in the North East could be present in drugs around the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned today.

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Annie Laverty, director of patient experience at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Picture by Will Walker/North News & Pictures.

Health officials to pass on expertise to help other trusts

A health trust is using its expertise in patient feedback to help other NHS trusts around the country.

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New health text service for youths

A new text messaging service is encouraging young people across Northumberland to discuss their health concerns in confidence.

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Health chiefs issue reminder to use right services over Easter

Health chiefs issue reminder to use right services over Easter

Residents are being encouraged to use the right medical provision this Easter.

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