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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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Representatives of the healthcare trust, the county council and the Xiangya hospital sign the agreement.

Trust signs agreement with hospital in China

Health and care leaders in Northumberland and a leading hospital in China have signed a unique memorandum of understanding.

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Sally and Gordon Allan pictured during a woodland walk at Belsay Hall.

Mental health awareness presentation at Pont venue

A Ponteland family has organised a local event to highlight an initiative that was set-up months after the death of a much-loved resident.

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Health body will help others

A regional organisation has been chosen by NHS Improvement to lead the way in developing new methods of working in mental health.

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New figures covering the whole of the Christmas and New Year period have shown the busiest time on record for NHS staff across North East hospitals and for the North East Ambulance Service.

Festive period busiest on record for region’s NHS

NHS figures, covering the whole of the Christmas and New Year period, show the busiest time on record for NHS staff working across the region’s hospitals and for the North East Ambulance Service.

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Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to members of the Charity Commision for England and Wales at The Royal Society where she detailed plans to provide greater support for those suffering mental health problems. Picture by Dan Kitwood/PA Wire

Mental health is a pressing issue for all

This is not a Prime Minister who is prepared to duck the hard questions.

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Unique opportunity to train as a nurse

People with a healthcare background are being given the chance to train to be nurses in the North East on a unique programme.

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Staff at Northumbria Healthcares new emergency care hospital at Cramlington.

Bigger bill for key hospital as rates rise

Rising business rates could cost Northumberland’s key hospital almost £8million over the next five years following a 50 per cent increase in April.

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Counsellor Anna Dallavalle, of Stepping Stones.

Honesty is the best policy over addiction

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a chronic disease. It is progressive, continuous and long-term.

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Members of the group "A present for me Nana and Granddad Morpeth" including Dawn Smith, Barbara Ross and Jan Clarke with staff at The Whalton Unit before giving presents to our patients.

Play your part to help the NHS through busy winter

Happy New Year and welcome to the first column of 2017. As we all return to normality following Christmas and New Year, we thought we would use this column to give you advice on how you can help the NHS help you this winter.

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Dr Nicholaus Mazuguni and nurse Neema Natai spent time at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

A useful experience for Tanzanian medics

A doctor and nurse have swapped Tanzania for Northumberland to learn valuable skills and experience of the NHS as part of a pioneering international health link.

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Those present at the official opening of the garden at The Northumbria hospital included Marian Foster (centre) and Ian McMinn (right).

Garden at hospital is officially opened

A new garden built in the grounds of the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital has been officially opened.

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Rothbury Community Hospital

County leads the way in new care model

Winter is beginning to bite and our thoughts turn to the annual pressure it places on our services, the NHS in particular.

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Community Matron Lyn Darling, Dr Nicky Shiell and Dr Wasim Baqir. Picture by Gavin Duthie.

£4.29m funding as county leads the way

The NHS in Northumberland has been awarded £4.29million of funding as part of its vanguard programme to integrate health and social care services across the county.

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