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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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Northumbria Blood Bikes has been honoured with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service for 2017.

A Royal honour for North East’s Blood Bikes initiative

The charity which delivers out-of-hours blood and urgent medical supplies in the North East has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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Pictured, from left, are Michaela Green, group director, Valens Medical Partnership, John Richards, RMT Accountants & Business Advisors, Amanda Maskery, Sintons Law Firm, Stuart Harper, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, and Dr Rakesh Chopra, Dr Alistair Blair and Dr Aamir Munir of the Valens Medical Partnership. Picture by Simon Williams.

Medical partnership ‘will benefit patients’

Three primary care practices in Northumberland have merged to create the largest family doctor-led medical group in the North East.

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The NHS was attacked by cyber criminals on Friday.

Public asked to think carefully about using GP services after cyber attack

GP practices across the North East and North Cumbria will be open as usual on Monday, but many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber-attack which took place on Friday and affected many organisations around the world.

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The Northumbria Hospital at Cramlington.

Region’s NHS reassures public following cyber attack

NHS providers in the North East and North Cumbria are reassuring patients and the public following the cyber attack which took place on Friday and affected many organisations around the world.

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Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trusts Claire Riley has been named as a North East Marketing Great.

Trust keen to pass on its expertise to others

A health organisation is using its expertise in patient feedback to help other NHS trusts around the country.

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Concerns over proposal on beds provision

Fears have been raised by a trade union about a proposal relating to bed provision in community hospitals in a letter by the NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

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The National Crime Agency has issued a warning about heroin mixed with fentanyl and carfentanyl.

Warning to drug users over dangerous heroin mix

A deadly synthetic opioid recently detected in heroin supplies in the North East could be present in drugs around the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned today.

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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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