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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 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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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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