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Dr Blair moves from CCG to health trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Alistair Blair to the role of GP medical director.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington, which is run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Winter still biting hard on Northumbria Healthcare hospitals

The pressures of winter are still being felt within Northumbria Healthcare hospitals, according to the latest NHS figures.
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Chasedale Care Home in Blyth.

Care homes get dementia praise

Teams at six care homes have achieved accreditation to provide a pioneering new approach to caring for people living with dementia.

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WATCH: New cancer centre in Northumberland will soon be open

A £32million state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility in Northumberland is set to be opened in May.

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Alcohol increases the risk of seven types of cancer.

Drinkers urged to take more days off the booze

With Dry January over, drinkers in the region are being encouraged to take more days off the booze.

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These feet are made for walking...

Shocking figures for weekly walk

Walking is one of the easiest ways to keep fit and stay healthy – but 31% of people in Northumberland don’t even manage a 10-minute walk once a week.

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Trust in top 100 list for apprentices

A NHS apprenticeship programme in the North East has been recognised in the prestigious Centrica Top 100 employer list.

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Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb.

Mental-health summit in North East

A conference that took place in the North East attracted local speakers and a host of national experts to address some of the key issues surrounding mental health.

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Keen walker Bill Godfrey.

Better health is just a walk away

Walk your way to health with a new series of weekly strolls.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, one of the hospitals run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

How Northumbria NHS Trust is coping with the winter crisis

NHS England is publishing data each week which documents how each hospital trust is coping with the winter crisis based on key indicators.
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Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Delaying introduction of MUP will cost lives, warns Balance

At least 75 North-East lives will be lost if the Government delays the introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) in England for five years, the region’s alcohol office has warned.

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Wansbeck General Hospital.

Find funding now to save our NHS

Last week my colleague and Blyth Valley MP Ronnie Campbell wrote of his concerns about the pressure health services are currently under, and I make no apology for returning to that theme.

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The bill for all types of medical negligence claims in England, including damages and legal fees, has risen four-fold in 10 years.

NHS payouts: The cost of medical negligence in the region

Medical negligence payouts have cost Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust almost £32million in the past five years, although it has avoided the eye-watering bills seen elsewhere in the country.

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Ken Jarrold.

New chairman at NHS foundation trust

Ken Jarrold has been appointed as chairman of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW).

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Newly qualified nursing graduates. Picture by Simon Veit-Wilson.

First batch of new student nurses qualify

The first students to study on a new 18-month full-time work-based nursing degree have graduated with flying colours.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, one of the hospitals run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Picture by Jane Coltman

Hundreds of Northumbria emergency patients forced to wait up to an hour in queuing ambulances

Ambulances were forced to wait up to an hour at A&E 311 times last month, with emergency patients waiting to be admitted.
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Alnwick Infirmary

Hospital wards remain closed to visitors

A number of wards in Northumberland and North Tyneside are closed and will not be open to visitors today as flu and norovirus continue to impact sites across the area.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington

Northumbria hospitals among best performing in England during NHS winter crisis

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was one of a few trusts in the country which kept bed occupancy at a safe level over the festive period, according to the latest NHS data.
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Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Awareness of drinking guidelines ‘shockingly low’

New figures released today show that less than one in five people in the North East are aware of weekly alcohol guidelines, exactly two years since they were launched.

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