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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.

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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.

Quitting smoking success rates at 10-year high

Thousands of smokers in Northumberland are being encouraged to take part in Stoptober as new data published last week shows quitting success rates are at their highest for at least a decade.

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Thomas, Emily and Mike Rickards who ran this years Great North Run to raise funds for your Bright charity, which provides the extras that make a difference to patients.

It’s never too early to prepare for health issues

Welcome to this month’s column about health services in Morpeth.

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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.

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Members of The Rongqiao Group, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, the county council and partners in Fuzhou, China, at the signing.

Trade deal for new hospital in China

A unique memorandum of understanding has been signed between health and care leaders in Northumberland and a renowned group in China to share NHS high-quality patient care expertise.

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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)
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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.

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Palliative service up for award

A palliative and end-of-life care service in Northumberland and North Tyneside has been shortlisted for a national award.

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Nurses and midwives are invited to an open event at the Northumbria hospital to find out about opportunities.

Recruitment event for nurses and midwives

Registered nurses and midwives are being invited to meet staff at a recruitment open event at the county’s newest hospital next weekend.

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Trust in top three for research activity

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) has come in the top three mental health trusts for the volume of research.

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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.
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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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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.

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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.

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Kaydii Inglis, lead learning disability liaison nurse for North Tyneside and Northumberland; Janet Harrison, clinical lead nurse for the learning disability community nursing service in Northumberland; and Clare Arnold, clinical manager for the community learning disabilities service in North Tyneside.

Inspectors’ praise for disability services

The quality of community learning disabilities services in Northumberland and North Tyneside have been rated as outstanding by the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.

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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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A record number of drug deaths were recorded in England and Wales last year.

Drug deaths in Northumberland rise by almost 50% since protection of treatment budget removed

Drug deaths have risen by 48 per cent in Northumberland since the Government removed protection of the drug and alcohol treatment budget, new data has revealed.

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Kaydii Inglis, lead learning disability liaison nurse for North Tyneside and Northumberland; Janet Harrison, clinical lead nurse for the learning disability community nursing service in Northumberland; and Clare Arnold, clinical manager for the community learning disabilities service in North Tyneside.

Inspectors praise outstanding community health services

The quality of community learning disabilities services in North Tyneside and Northumberland have been rated as outstanding by the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.

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Colin Shevills of Balance.

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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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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A sensory room at the Mitford Unit, Northgate Hospital, Morpeth.

European praise for specialist NHS unit

An NHS centre in Morpeth that specifically supports adults with autism has been praised by European experts for its ‘clever’ and ‘innovative’ design.

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