Entries by Claire Jackson

Healthwatch Northumberland – Join our Board

Healthwatch Northumberland Board Healthwatch Northumberland is looking for up to four exceptional people with a keen interest in, and passion about, ensuring local communities have their say on heath and social care services, to join our board. Find out more below and please apply by 6 November 2019.   Healthwatch Northumberland Board Recruitment Information Application […]

Help us understand Patient Participation Groups

Help Healthwatch Northumberland  to understand Patient Participation Groups   We have an exciting opportunity for someone to help us understand more about how the Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) in the county work and how they interact with the health service commissioners and providers. Healthwatch Northumberland is committed to working in partnership with key groups in […]

Director of Public Health Annual Report 2018

The 2018 Director of Public Health Annual Report focuses on Mental Health and Wellbeing. The report asks, ‘why is mental health important?’ ‘Over the last few decades there has rightly been a focus on reducing the number of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke. Across the whole of the county’s population, about 45% of […]

Could you get help with NHS costs?

Check if you’re eligible for help You might be able to get help to pay these NHS charges: NHS prescriptions NHS dental treatment sight tests, glasses and contact lenses travel to receive NHS treatment NHS wigs and fabric supports You can check what help you could get and what to do next. It usually takes […]

Where to find Hearing Loss Services

As we hear from people across the county about their experiences of audiology services in Northumberland – services to help with hearing loss – it is becoming apparent that not everyone knows where their local service is and what is on offer. The information below shows clinic locations and times, plus places where hearing aid […]

Whalton Unit Drop-in Sessions

Whalton Unit,  Morpeth People in Morpeth and the surrounding area are being given the opportunity to have their say about the temporary relocation of the Whalton Unit to Wansbeck General Hospital.  NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, is holding public drop-in sessions in Morpeth and carrying out […]

Mental health and the Journey to Parenthood

Find out what’s working well for people and what needs to improve when it comes to people about their mental health experiences before, during and after pregnancy, in a new Healthwatch report. The arrival of a new baby is a major life event for any family. It can be joyful, exciting, overwhelming and challenging all […]

Join us at our Conference 2019

If you use NHS or social care services and live or work in Northumberland, we’d love you to come along to our bigger and better Conference 2019. The Conference will take place at The Phoenix Theatre in Blyth on Wednesday 16 October, between 10.00am and 3.30pm. Join in the community conversation at this free event […]

Audiology Services

We would like to hear from Northumberland residents about their experience of using local audiology services (services to help with hearing loss) and the aftercare they receive. We are interested in finding out what is working well and what needs improvement. We will be at the following locations where you can call in and tell […]

Bedlington Wellness Week

Wellness Week at East Bedlington Community Centre Monday 9 to Thursday 12 September Four days of free activities – open to everyone   Monday 9 September:  Create Change Paper Crafting, Relaxation Yoga, Mat Making, Legs, Bums and Tums, Beginners Yoga, Tuesday 10 September: Be at Your Best Confidence Boosting Workshop, The Bridge Project, CV/Interview Skills, […]