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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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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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Dr Trevor Lunn, right, with consultant ophthalmologist James Talks.

Age-related sight-loss condition in spotlight

A retired GP from Morpeth has been helping to raise awareness of the treatments available for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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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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Ashington Amateur Boxing Club

The Health Lottery is coming to Morpeth!

The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in Cumbria and Northumberland during the week beginning Sunday, June 25 – and it needs your support.

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Double delight for ambulance service

Officials at North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) are celebrating a double success at this year’s NHS Sustainability Awards.

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Gabriella Shears in hospital after contracting a rare type of the parainfluenza virus (HPIV-2).

Charity helps family fearing for the worst

The family of a little girl who nearly died last year after contracting a serious virus have raised £500 for The Sick Children’s Trust.

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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.

Carers’ art exhibition unveiled 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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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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The Cancer, Older People and Advocacy Project team.

Support at hand for group of people suffering from cancer

Facing a cancer diagnosis can be a lonely and confusing time, particularly for older people.

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