Our latest annual report was published this week. The report documents our activity over the past year; where we’ve been, who we’ve heard from and how we’ve made a difference to people who use health and social care services. We will be talking more about the report at our Conference on 16 October in Blyth, […]
About Claire Jackson
Communication and Marketing Officer at Healthwatch Northumberland. We listen to your views and experiences of health and social care and share them with the commissoners and providers. We want users of care to be involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible. We'll also give you health information, locally and nationally, let you know what events and developments are happening in your area, and we can also help you find information you need about services with our signposting service.
Entries by Claire Jackson
The Newcastle Chronicle this week reported on the discussions which took place at the council’s Health and Wellbeing Board meeting, which is attended by Healthwatch Northumberland Chair, David Thompson. Siobhan Brown, Chief Operating Officer of NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which commissions the county’s healthcare services, set out how the CCG’s operational plan for this […]
Alnwick Hearing Support Group meets informally each month. The group have a cup of tea and a chat, sharing their day to day experiences as well as their knowledge of hearing loss. There are also talks and discussions and the programme for the rest of the year can be seen below. The meetings are held […]
Morpeth memory Cafe is held at Morpeth Methodist Church and Centre for the Community. The cafe is for people with memory problems or dementia, and their family and friends. Come along for a chat, to pick up information and to enjoy some social time with others in a similar situation to your own. No need […]
Citizens Advice Northumberland and Trading Standards are holding a series of events across Northumberland to help people spot potential scams. The events are part of a national Scams Awareness campaign encouraging people to report and talk about scams. People will learn about the spotting the common signs of a scam, such as receiving an offer […]
NHS Northumberland CCG has announced changes to musculoskeletal services in the county – please see their statement below. Healthwatch Northumberland would like to hear from people across all parts of Northumberland who use these services currently, about the service they are receiving and how they are affected after 1 July when the new service begins. […]
Morpeth Hearing Support Group meets informally each month. The group have a cup of tea and a chat, sharing their day to day experiences as well as their knowledge of hearing loss. There are also talks and discussions and the programme for the rest of the year can be seen below. The meetings are held […]
As independent champion for people who use health and social care services, we listen to your experiences of using these services. This report shares the themes from the feedback we received between 1 October to 31 December 2018. We receive feedback and enquiries by: Talking to people at local community events Telephone calls, emails and […]
Another Bank Holiday is on its way, so make sure you pick up any prescriptions you may need before then. Some pharmacies in Northumberland will be open for a time on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May. Click on the link below to see when your nearest pharmacy is open. It is recommended that you call […]
Age UK Northumberland has a monthly drop in clinic at Corbridge Health Centre, on the first Monday of the month, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. The drop in clinic can help you find out more about maximising you income, managing a health condition, social activites and day centres in your area. You don’t need to be […]
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