Entries by Claire Jackson

View plans for Berwick Hospital

The public are being given the opportunity to view plans for the newhospital in Berwick on Wednesday 11 March. Northumbria Healthcare released this message this week:   Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is sharing its proposals at drop-in sessions, hosted by Berwick Regeneration Commission, at the Town Hall from 11.00am – 4.00pm and 5.00pm – […]

Community urged to have say on proposed Riversdale Surgery relocation

NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Primary Care Commissioning Committee met in public on 12 February, to discuss the proposed relocation of Riversdale Surgery in Wylam to its branch site in the Oakland’s Health Centre in Prudhoe. The practice submitted a formal application to the committee who heard the details of the proposal. The move […]

Quarterly Report October – December 2019

Introduction As a listening organisation working across Northumberland, Healthwatch Northumberland wants to hear what people like about health and social care services and what can be improved. We act on what people are saying, sharing their views with those who have the power to make change happen. We also help people find the information they […]

New Physical Activity Plan for County

Northumberland Sport has launched a plan aimed at getting everyone more active for life. The Northumberland Physical Activity Strategy provides a framework to tackle the challenge inactivity presents in Northumberland. The strategy has been developed with a range of organisations who have a vested interest in reducing inactivity levels in Northumberland, such a NHS Trusts, […]

The Golden Guide 2020

The Golden Guide 2020 is now available at GP surgeries, libraries and other venues across Northumberland, including our office in Hexham. The guide is a free directory for over 50s and is packed with information about health, wellbeing, finances, activities, being social, transport and so much more. The theme this year is ‘social prescribing’. Social […]

Healthwatch Northumberland Annual Survey 2020

Tell us your NHS, health and care experiences from last year. We are running our annual survey during February and March this year, asking you about the NHS, health and social care you received in the last 12 months – it might be a new year but your experiences from 2019 still matter. Health services […]

Riversdale Surgery Relocation

Are you a patient at Riversdale Surgery in Wylam? The practice has received a decision in principle to move its operations to the Oaklands Centre in Prudhoe and is asking patients to complete a short survey about what this might mean for them. Responses given together with the engagement report we did in 2018, will […]

Pieces of my Jigsaw Project

Pieces of my Jigsaw is a memory book project from Crackin Toast involving people living with dementia in Northumberland. The project encourages people with dementia to continue telling their stories through conversations, illustrations and song. A short film of the project funded by The Arts Council is being shown venues across the county. It chronicles the […]

BID Sight Loss Drop In Service

BID Services is a charity working in partnership with children, young people and adults and their families and carers. It supports people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss. Specialist service areas include advocacy, employment, British Sign Language interpreting and training, rehabilitation and mobility training, specialist equipment, residential […]

Home Care Provision in Coquetdale

Home Care Provision in Coquetdale This report is the result of joint work between Carers Northumberland, the Coquetdale Carers and Service Users Group and Healthwatch Northumberland looking at the issues of providing Home Care services in the Coquetdale area. Based on two surveys carried out in 2018, it shows the key concerns and expectations of […]