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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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Staff at Northumbria Healthcare launch the trusts one-year countdown to becoming smokefree. Pictured left to right, Angela Bandeira, transformation team improvement facilitator, Dr Gbenga Afolabi, medical director and respiratory consultant, Tim Holmes, health improvement practitioner specialist tobacco control lead, Christine Hart, outpatients manager, and Kylie Murrell, staff health and wellbeing coordinator. Picture by Gavin Duthie.

Countdown starts to being smokefree

A health trust has begun its year-long countdown to becoming ‘smokefree’.

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Nursing and medical team at North Tyneside hospitals new mental health service for older people unit. Picture by Gavin Duthie.

Health trust to hold a recruitment day

A recruitment day is being held for nurses and midwives interested in a career at a health trust.

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Estwar Sanichar, from patient experience, Janice McNichol, from maternity, and Lainey Fraser, from health psychology, launch the birth reflection pathway at Northumbria Healthcare which has received funding from NHS England with Katie Wennington and new-born baby Alyssia-Mai.

Funding boost to help maternity service

A fund will help health staff improve experiences of care for mothers-to-be.

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Northumbria Healthcare looking for governors to help shape trust

Residents interested in helping develop health and care services are being given the chance to get more involved.

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Paul Brolly, NEAS community resuscitation training officer, is pictured with, left to right, new Community First Responders (back row) Ian Catchpole and Barry Coulson, (middle row) Naomi Calder, Rebecca Hewitt, Keith Broughton, and Chris Bradley, (front row) Danielle Liddle, Anthony Buchanan, Shaun McKay, Craig Silk, Adam Sparrow, Deborah Still and Rachel Lonsdale.

Northumberland’s newest life-saving volunteers

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is hoping the number 13 will prove lucky for the Northumberland area after welcoming its latest group of community life-savers.

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Taking your dog for a walk is an easy way of getting exercise.

Northumberland residents encouraged to get more active

Northumberland County Council and One You are encouraging adults to enjoy the outdoors and move more as the days are getting longer and we enter spring.

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From right, Angela Conway, Natalie Sweeney, their friend Jola (also a member of the Maggies group) and Natalies sister Adelle Hicks at a photo shoot to highlight Brain Tumour Awareness Month. Picture courtesy of Cambois Camera Club.

Natalie will hit the heights for charity

Two women from Northumberland who had operations after being diagnosed with brain tumours are backing an awareness campaign.

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Northumbria Healthcare is holding four events for National Apprenticeship Week.

Health trust holding events for Apprenticeship Week

Four events are being held for anyone interested in an apprenticeship at a health trust.

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Northumberland has been announced by NHS England as one of 15 areas nationally set to accelerate work to involve local people, thanks to work already underway as part of the vanguard programme.

County chosen for top health network

The county of Northumberland has been announced by NHS England as one of only 15 areas nationally set to accelerate work to involve people in taking more control of their own health and well-being.

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Top ranking for chief executive

The head of a North East organisation has been named the best mental health trust chief executive in the country.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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