Entries by Claire Jackson

Annual Report 2016/17

The latest Healthwatch Northumberland Annual Report is now available, outlining the work undertaken by Healthwatch Northumberland during the year. Download the Annual Report.

Coquetdale Dental Practice: Patient Consultation

Mr S. Francis of Coquetdale Dental Practice is consulting with patients on the proposed closure of the Broomhill Health Centre practice. Mr Francis currently provides dental services at both this and the Rothbury practice and is now in discussions with NHS England about the possibility of running services from Rothbury only. Patients can send comments […]

Overnight urgent care closures to continue

Temporary measures to close the urgent care centres overnight at Hexham, Wansbeck and North Tyneside hospitals are set to continue for at least another three months. The measures, which have seen the centres closed between midnight and 8.00am since December last year, are deemed necessary by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust so that the skills […]

Alnwick and Morpeth Hearing Support Groups

The hearing loss support groups meet informally each month to discuss experiences around hearing loss and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. A donation of £2 per session towards room hire costs is appreciated.   Alnwick Meetings are on the last Wenesday of the month from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at: St […]

Reading Well for young people

Are you a young person needing help to cope with the pressures of life? Or are you a parent, teacher or health professional supporting young people coping with difficult feelings and experiences that can affect their well-being? Reading Well for young people can provide the books to help. Reading Well for young people is delivered […]

Carers Week: 12th – 18th June 2017

Carers Northumberland aim to raise awareness of caring, helping people to identify themselves as carers during this year’s Carers Week. It wants to highlight the challenges carers face within their communities, recognise and celebrate the contribution carers make to families and communities across Northumberland and the country. The staff will be holding a number of […]

Social Fridays from Age UK Northumberland

Age UK Northumberland is hosting a new social group for the over 50s at its Ashington premises. Have a cuppa and a chat, meet the staff and make new friends in a relaxed setting. There will be free tea and coffee, board games, information and advice service, regular competitions, taster sessions, technology tips, local information […]

Come on Board! We’re recruiting for a Vice Chair.

Healthwatch Northumberland is now looking to recruit a Board Vice Chair. Adapt (NE) has delivered the local Healthwatch function for Northumberland since April 2013 and has an agreed extension until March 2018.  Full details about this opportunity can be found in the application pack. If you think you meet the requirements and could deliver the […]