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What you told us: April to June 2021

Healthwatch Northumberland Feedback Report April to June 2021 Between April and June 2021, we received feedback from 63 individuals from talking to people at face-to-face engagement events, telephone calls, emails, our website, social media, and other sources. We signposted 20 of these people to services. This quarter we received feedback and enquiries from: Telephone calls […]

Joint Local Area SEND revisit Northumberland

Joint local area SEND revisit in Northumberland Between 19 and 21 May 2021, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) revisited the local area of Northumberland to decide whether sufficient progress has been made in addressing each of the areas of significant weakness detailed in the written statement of action issued on 29 November 2018. […]

Annual Report 2020/21

Find out what we got up to in the last 12 months in our Annual Report. Read about the highlights of our year including our work on care home visits and how we worked with others to get results. There are also examples of how our Information and Signposting service helped individuals, and how our […]

We’re back on the road! Find us in your area

We getting out and about again in communities across Northumberland this summer! We’ll be heading to the venues below with our Annual Survey, goodie bags and information and signposting service, so do stop by to say hello, pick up a survey and some freebies.   Find us at: Cafe @ Burn Lane, Hexham: Monday 21 […]

Tell us your Story – in our Annual Survey

Our Annual Survey is a chance to tell us about the health and social care services you and your family have used over the last 12 months. Your views and experiences continue to help professionals understand key local issues and how well services are working for you, your family and our communities. With services working […]

Next phase for new Berwick Hospital

The next phase of work to build the new state-of-the-art £30 million hospital in Berwick is to begin. Work to demolish parts of the old infirmary, which is part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will start week commencing Monday June 21 and take around four months to complete. Buildings that formed parts of the […]

GP Data Sharing

NHS Digital has recently announced plans to allow an NHS system to extract patient data from doctors’ surgeries in England. The new data-sharing system was due to start in July but has now been pushed back to 1 September. If you DO NOT want your GP records to be shared, there are two ways to opt out: Stop your […]

End of Life Care Survey

We are working with NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group to find out what is important to people living in Northumberland when thinking about end of life care. This feedback will help with the development of an end of life strategy, or plan, and the creation of an agreement between Northumberland residents and end-of-life care providers, […]