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Northumberland child protection orders increase

Answers are being sought over the concerning rise in children subject to protection plans in Northumberland, which is part of a pattern across the region.

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The Northumbria at Cramlington.

Plans to extend Northumberland’s emergency care hospital

Plans have been lodged to build an outpatient extension aimed at de-congesting A&E at Northumberland’s emergency care hospital.

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Coun Georgina Hill

Scepticism on use on methadone in Northumberland

Investment in drug-treatment services in Northumberland is estimated to have prevented 85,000 crimes per year, but one councillor is far from convinced about the use of methadone.

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Northumbria HelpForce volunteers.

Group clinic is proving its worth to arthritis patients

Welcome to this month’s matron column, bringing you up to date with the health services provided in Morpeth.

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Today is World No Tobacco Day.

The cost of smoking revealed on World No Tobacco Day

Smoking costs the North East £613.8million a year, according to new data from Action on Smoking Health.

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Full Circle Food Project. Photograph provided courtesy of Northumberland CVA

Give back to your local community with The Health Lottery!

The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in Cumbria and Northumberland during the week beginning Sunday May 27 – and it needs your support.

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Annie Laverty, director of patient experience at Northumbria Healthcare. Picture by Simon Williams.

Prestigious award for third year in a row

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has achieved an award hat-trick.

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Protestors at the NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group  meeting about Rothbury Community Hospital at Morpeth Town Hall.' Picture by Jane Coltman

Community’s hospital fight taken to PM

Since my last update, there has been no shortage of politics, sport or national events for the nation to get its teeth into.

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Tooth decay in youngsters.

Tooth decay is found in fifth of five-year-olds

A fifth of children starting primary school in Northumberland have suffered from tooth decay, new figures from Public Health England show.

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James Grieves.

Hospital volunteer is making his mark

A Morpeth teenager has been speaking about his volunteer role that sees him interacting with hospital patients as part of a new initiative.

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Colin Shevills, director ofBalance.

Older people more likely to be drinking too much

New figures suggest nearly half a million adults in the North East are drinking enough alcohol to increase the health risks.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington, which is run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Northumbria NHS Trust top for A&E waiting times

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has the best A&E waiting times in the country with 98.8 per cent of patients being treated or admitted within the national four-hour standard.

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Nurses at Northumbria Healthcare, including executive director Ellie Monkhouse (centre), launch #EndPJparalysis.

Health staff don their PJs to support project

Nurses have donned their pyjamas to support a national campaign helping patients.

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Estwar Sanichar, from Northumbria Healthcare's patient experience team, with two of the awards.

Success for trust includes top award

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust won a trio of accolades at the Patient Experience Network (PEN) National Awards.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, one of the hospitals run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Picture by Jane Coltman

A&E and sepsis are among Northumbria NHS trust’s priorities for the year

Reducing the number of people going to A&E and treating sepsis are among the priorities this year for hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington, which is run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Northumbria NHS complaints closure targets not met last year

Fewer than a quarter of complaints to the NHS trust running hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside were closed within the target of 35 days last year.

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Trust praised in flu and norovirus outbreaks report

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed a report by world-renowned clinician Professor TH Pennington into outbreaks of flu and norovirus at its sites over the winter of 2017 and 2018.

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NHS staff are raising awareness of STOMP.

Governors sought to help on health issues

Residents with a passion for health are being given the chance to be more involved.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington

Full scale of the winter crisis in NHS revealed

Bed occupancy rates in Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust were above safe levels for most of the winter period, which some NHS leaders described as the most challenging they had experienced.

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Residents are being encouraged to think GP or pharmacy before A&E this Easter.

Think pharmacy or GP before A&E this Easter, urges NHS

Health chiefs are urging residents to think pharmacy or GP, instead of A&E, for any non-emergency health issues over Easter.

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