Report shows UK has an ‘unhealthy’ relationship with alcohol

Eight in ten people in the North East think the UK’s relationship with alcohol is ‘unhealthy’, a new report has revealed.

From left, volunteers Ethan Mackey and Lauren Seabrook with patient Audrey Greenwell at The Northumbria hospital. Picture by Gavin Duthie.

Launch of major health volunteering project in county

A new national drive to boost volunteering across the NHS has been launched with young people in Northumberland.

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Trust taking part in VR initiative

A North East mental health trust is involved in a pioneering virtual reality (VR) initiative.

A survey from the British Heart Foundation on organ donation.

Three-quarters of people would support law change on organ donation

More than three-quarters of people in the North East are in favour of a change in the law on organ donation, new figures reveal.

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More positive experiences in maternity care

New mothers are having a positive experience of maternity care and treatment within the NHS, according to a new survey.

Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh, Smoke Free North East

Report clarifies concerns over e-cigarettes on health

Health chiefs have welcomed news that vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking.

Public health funding cuts are impacting the support for smokers, it is claimed.

Budget cuts impacting on help for smokers

Cuts in public health funding are impacting support available for smokers, claim officials.

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

Winter still biting hard on Northumbria Healthcare hospitals

The pressures of winter are still being felt within Northumbria Healthcare hospitals, according to the latest NHS figures.
Dr�Alistair Blair, Northumbria Healthcare's GP medical director.

Dr Blair moves on from county CCG to healthcare trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Alistair Blair to the role of GP medical director.


WATCH: New cancer centre in Northumberland will soon be open

A £32million state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility in Northumberland is set to be opened in May.

Patrick Price, Northumbria Healthcare's equality and diversity and LGBT lead and champion.

Health trust ranked highly for work with LGBT staff

Health officials are celebrating after again being named among Britain’s best employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff.

Ben Barber, Proud@NEAS staff network Chair; Yvonne Ormston, chief executive; Mark Johns, engagement manager.

Ambulance service named in top 100 for LGBT staff

A north east trust has been named the best health and social care provider in the UK in the 2018 Stonewall Top 100 Employers list.

Alcohol increases the risk of seven types of cancer.

Drinkers urged to take more days off the booze

With Dry January over, drinkers in the region are being encouraged to take more days off the booze.

The team at Ponteland Medical Group has worked together to achieve the call response times improvement.

Team effort reduces call response times

Ponteland Medical Group, part of Northumbria Primary Care, has announced that it has improved call response times by 32.5 per cent in the last five months.

Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb.

Mental-health summit in North East

A conference that took place in the North East attracted local speakers and a host of national experts to address some of the key issues surrounding mental health.


Pancreatic cancer patients invited to take part in survey

People with pancreatic cancer are being invited to have their say on how the disease has affected them.

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

How Northumbria NHS Trust is coping with the winter crisis

NHS England is publishing data each week which documents how each hospital trust is coping with the winter crisis based on key indicators.
Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Delaying introduction of MUP will cost lives, warns Balance

At least 75 North-East lives will be lost if the Government delays the introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) in England for five years, the region’s alcohol office has warned.

Active Northumberland has launched a new weekly timetable of health walks.

New timetable of healthy walks launched for Northumberland

A new series of walks has been created to help people get active and enjoy Northumberland’s beautiful countryside.

Clinical lead Dr Helen McIlveen.

Trust backs national campaign on STIs

Community health experts are backing a national campaign to encourage condom use by young people.

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