Health advice for the winter period

Northumberland County Council is joining health organisations in encouraging residents to ward off common winter illnesses and make sure they stay well this winter.

Dr Helen McIlveen, clinical lead for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trusts sexual health services.

Health chiefs raise awareness of regular HIV testing

Community health experts are raising awareness of the need for regular testing.

County Hall in Morpeth.

Working together to reduce harm from alcohol and drugs

Partners from across the county gathered today at an alcohol and drug forum organised by Northumberland County Council.

Ignorance about anatomy is endangering the effectiveness of health screening campaigns that target a specific organ, warn scientists.

Public's poor knowledge of anatomy 'hampers healthcare'

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

Shopkeeper John McClurey, a former North of England president of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents; Amanda Healy, director of public health; Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh; and Peter Wright, from the North East Public Protection Partnership.

Illegal tobacco bought by more than half of teenage smokers in Northumberland

Illegal tobacco has helped more than half of underage smokers in the North East get hooked on smoking, a new survey released today suggests.

The directors of public health in Northumberland and North Tyneside and consultants support Northumbria Healthcare's smokefree plans.

Countdown is on to smokefree status

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is marching towards becoming smokefree in the spring.

Dr Jeremy Rushmer, medical director at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Key work at hospital to get ambulances back on road faster

Work is starting to improve ambulance turnaround times at Northumberland’s emergency-care hospital.

The infant feeding team in Northumberland has been given the Unicef Baby Friendly Gold Award.

Golden seal of approval for breastfeeding support team

A team encouraing women in Northumberland to breastfeed has been given a prestigious national award.


Patients urged to do the 'jab dab' in flu vaccine campaign as winter weather sets in

Asthma patients have been urged to get their flu vaccines and do the "jab dab" to encourage others as medics warn of the dangers facing people with the condition.
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Hub team hope to win UK award

A health facility in Northumberland will go head-to-head with other accolade-winning built initiatives from across the UK next month at the 2017 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards Grand Final.

Catherine Taylor, Fresh Smoke Free North East; Amanda Young, advisor, Northumberland Stop Smoking Service; Alan White, who quit smoking with the support of the Northumberland NHS Stop Smoking Service; Councillor Veronica Jones, portfolio holder for adult wellbeing and health, Northumberland County Council; Kerry Lynch, senior public health manager, Northumberland County Council; Connie Reardon, specialist, Northumberland Stop Smoking Service; Elizabeth Morgan, interim director of public health, Northumberland County Council.

Alan celebrates a smoke-free year

An Ashington grandad, who is celebrating a year smoke free, is encouraging others to quit the habit.

Dr Jeremy Rushmer, executive medical director at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

24-hour urgent care to return to two Northumberland hospitals from October 30

Care facilities at a couple of locations in Northumberland are to re-open overnight from next month, health leaders have announced.

Dr Vijay Kunadian

Older heart-attack victims are focus of research project

North East researchers have been awarded £1.7million to investigate heart-attack treatments for patients over the age of 75.

Head of Surgery at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania Dr Kondo (right) pictured at North Tyneside General Hospital where he is training with laparoscopic surgeon Mr Liam Horgan (left)

Northumbria NHS partnership with Tanzania in running for national award

A longstanding international partnership with a North East health trust and a hospital in Tanzania has been shortlisted for a national award for transforming healthcare.

Illicit vodka found on sale in Berwick.

Don't let dodgy spirits haunt you

Residents and shopkeepers are being asked to look out for cheap illicit vodka after it was found on sale in pubs in the Berwick area.
The new Balance campaign.

Northumberland drinkers raise the risk of booze-related cancers

Northumberland drinkers are more likely to be drinking above recommended limits, putting themselves at greater risk of a range of different cancers including mouth, throat, oesophageal and bowel cancer.

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Age group’s drinking in the spotlight

Around half of all alcohol-related hospital admissions in the North East are for people over 50, according to an analysis carried out by Balance – the North East Alcohol Office.

Part of a health warning label.

Alcohol producers fail to tell public of new drinking guidelines

Alcohol brands are failing to inform the public of the drinking guidelines and health harms linked with booze, according to new research.

Chris Johnson, Gillian Thorne, oncology day unit manager, Alan Richardson, Northumbria Healthcare chairman, and Ian Lavery MP at the official opening.

Official opening for new oncology day unit at Wansbeck General Hospital

A new cancer treatment unit has been officially opened at Wansbeck General Hospital.

News from Northumbria Police

Police issue drug warning over blue pills

Northumbria Police has issued a drug warning as a blue pill being sold as ecstasy is now believed to be a combination of cocaine and meth.

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