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Don’t get tripped up this winter, says NHS

With temperatures set to drop further, the NHS in North Cumbria and the North East is encouraging all those at risk of falls to take extra care.

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Survey shows the success of NHS111 service in region

Satisfaction with the North East’s NHS111 service continues to improve despite an increase of more than 50,000 calls over the last year.

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Some of the 70 new nurses and midwives who have joined Northumbria Healthcare.

Health trust welcomes huge intake of nurses

A health organisation has taken on its largest-ever intake of new nurses and midwives.

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Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Conference asks: Are we teaching our children to drink?

What’s the right thing to do as a parent when it comes to alcohol?

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Top national health award for foundation trust

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) has won a prestigious national accolade.

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Health trainers at Northumbria Healthcare give advice on healthy eating to Syrian families in Cramlington.

Helping refugees to settle and get healthy in county

Syrian refugees are receiving a helping hand to start a healthy life in Northumberland.

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Ellie Monkhouse is the new executive director of nursing and quality at Northumbria Healthcare. Picture by Gavin Duthie.

Ellie takes over top nursing and quality role at health trust

Northumbria Healthcare has a new director of nursing.

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Northumbria Healthcare has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers quality standard. Lynn McCormack, volunteer and charity development manager at Northumbria Healthcare, second left, with volunteer organiser Diane Temperley and volunteers Sandra Lonsdale, Wendy Hart and Lesley Smith.

Trust honoured for its volunteer service

A health trust has become the first in the North East to achieve a prestigious national standard for the way it manages its volunteering service.

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Advice about health over winter period

Northumberland County Council is joining health organisations in encouraging residents to ward off common winter illnesses and make sure they stay well this winter.

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County Hall in Morpeth.

Working together to reduce harm from alcohol and drugs

Partners from across the county gathered today at an alcohol and drug forum organised by Northumberland County Council.

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Ignorance about anatomy is endangering the effectiveness of health screening campaigns that target a specific organ, warn scientists.

Public's poor knowledge of anatomy 'hampers healthcare'

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

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Shopkeeper John McClurey, a former North of England president of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents; Amanda Healy, director of public health; Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh; and Peter Wright, from the North East Public Protection Partnership.

Illegal tobacco bought by more than half of teenage smokers in Northumberland

Illegal tobacco has helped more than half of underage smokers in the North East get hooked on smoking, a new survey released today suggests.

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The infant feeding team in Northumberland has been given the Unicef Baby Friendly Gold Award.

Golden seal of approval for breastfeeding support

Support to encourage women in Northumberland to breastfeed has been given a prestigious national award.

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Roadshow a chance to air views on NHS

Northumberland residents are being invited to share their views on how the NHS can be fit for the future.

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Dr Jeremy Rushmer, medical director at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Key work at hospital to get ambulances back on road faster

Work is starting to improve ambulance turnaround times at Northumberland’s emergency-care hospital.

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Directors of public health and consultants in Northumberland and North Tyneside support the smokefree plans.

NHS on countdown to smokefree status

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is marching towards becoming smokefree in the spring.

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Air ambulance treatment trial

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) could be about to blaze a new trail in treating some of the most seriously injured patients, thanks to a cross-Atlantic partnership.

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Patients urged to do the 'jab dab' in flu vaccine campaign as winter weather sets in

Asthma patients have been urged to get their flu vaccines and do the "jab dab" to encourage others as medics warn of the dangers facing people with the condition.
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Dr Jeremy Rushmer, executive medical director at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

24-hour urgent care to return to two Northumberland hospitals from October 30

Care facilities at a couple of locations in Northumberland are to re-open overnight from next month, health leaders have announced.

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Catherine Taylor, Fresh Smoke Free North East; Amanda Young, advisor, Northumberland Stop Smoking Service; Alan White, who quit smoking with the support of the Northumberland NHS Stop Smoking Service; Councillor Veronica Jones, portfolio holder for adult wellbeing and health, Northumberland County Council; Kerry Lynch, senior public health manager, Northumberland County Council; Connie Reardon, specialist, Northumberland Stop Smoking Service; Elizabeth Morgan, interim director of public health, Northumberland County Council.

Quitting smoking success rates at 10-year high

Thousands of smokers in Northumberland are being encouraged to take part in Stoptober as new data published last week shows quitting success rates are at their highest for at least a decade.

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