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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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The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, which is located near Cramlington.

Patient flow feedback welcomed by trusts

Recommendations have been made to improve patient flow at a hospital.

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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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Fruit smoothies: Nutrition assistant Gillian Armstrong with the fruit smoothies for patients at the Whalton Unit during Nutrition and Hydration Week.

Nutrition assistant giving patients food for thought

Welcome to April’s matron column, bringing you up to date with developments in the NHS here in Morpeth.

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Staff from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust at the Patient Experience Network National Awards.

Delight as trust is named the best in the country

A health trust has been named best in the country for improving patients’ experiences of care.

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Wansbeck General Hospital.

Closure of care centre overnight to continue

An urgent care centre is to remain closed overnight for another three months.

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This piece, called Red Fish, was among those from NTW patients to receive Platinum Awards.

Patients’ art proves a hit in UK competition

Artwork created by North East NHS patients has won the highest trophy possible in a national arts competition that champions the creativity of ex-offenders.

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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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According to the results of the 2016 NHS Staff Survey, Northumbria Healthcare is the best NHS employer in England for providing equal opportunities to staff for career progression and promotion. Picture by Simon Williams / Crest Photography.

Health trust tops poll on career progression

A health trust has topped national results for providing equal opportunities to staff for career progression.

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Drug-related admissions data

The number of hospital admissions in Northumberland in which the main diagnosis was drug-related disorder doubled in the past year, according to new figures.

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Northumbria Healthcare is seeking planning permission to create extra car parking spaces at The Northumbria hospital.

Hospital is in need of more parking spaces

Plans are being drawn up to increase parking provision at The Northumbria hospital in Cramlington.

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Brian Hedley.

Brian supporting call to reduce bowel cancer screening age

A Morpeth resident who successfully fought bowel cancer is backing a charity’s campaign about a screening issue.

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Kirsty Dickson is the first Freedom to Speak Up Guardian at Northumbria Healthcare. Picture by Sam Friedrich.

Kirsty is guardian for employees at healthcare trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed its first Freedom to Speak Up Guardian as part of its continued focus on openness, transparency and supporting staff.

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Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust chief executive David Evans.

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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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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Social care to cover smoking-related illnesses cost the North East �44million in 2015/16.

Social-care bill for smokers tops £80.5m

New figures show that smoking is adding to the care crisis, with at least £80.5million a year spent in the North East on social care required due to smoking-related illness.

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Patrick Price, Northumbria Healthcares equality and diversity and LGBT lead and champion.

Trust makes top 100 list for apprentices

A health trust has been named the only NHS organisation recognised as one of the country’s top employers for apprentices.

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NTW signs the Time to Change pledge

Find the time to talk about mental health

People across the North East are encouraged to take some ‘Time to Talk’ tomorrow as one of the region’s biggest NHS trusts throws its weight behind a nationwide mental health campaign.

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Smoking costs North East £80.5m a year in social-care bills

New figures show that smoking is adding to England’s social-care crisis, with at least £80.5million a year spent in the North East on social care required because of smoking-related illness.

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