Entries by Claire Jackson

Collingwood Medical Group

Update: 14 August 2018 Now that letters have been sent and patients have information about the closure of Collingwood Medical Group, we would like to hear from anyone who has had any problems registering with a new practice, or any other issues, to get in touch.   Patients of Collingwood Medical Group in Blyth have […]

Ambulance Service Volunteers Wanted

North East Ambulance Service is currently looking for volunteers to help complete patient surveys in local hospitals throughout the region. Patient Survey Volunteers support the service to collect patient feedback via the collection of patients’ views and experiences using electronic tablet surveys and face to face patient contact. Volunteers need to be able to give six […]

Sunday afternoon tea parties for older people

Contact the Elderly is a national charity that changes the lives of lonely and isolated older people. Many people aged 75 and over spend their days alone, isolated from family and friends and often too frail to leave the house without a bit of help. The Contact the Elderly Sunday afternoon tea parties bring older […]

Have your say on health and care in Northumberland

Northumberland County Council and NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are working together to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the county’s residents and reduce inequalities over the next ten years. Health and care leaders from the Health and Wellbeing Board have drafted a new Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the county. This […]

Healtwatch Northumberland AGM 2018 – you’re invited!

Our AGM is a chance to hear about the work of Healthwatch Northumberland over the past year, what you’ve told us and how we’ve made a difference in the community. The theme this year is ‘self-care’. Our guest speaker is Stephen Blackman, Chief Officer of North of Tyne Local Pharmaceutical Committee. Information stands from local […]

Northumberland Young Carers Directory

A young carer is anyone under the age of 18 whose life is in some way restricted because of the need to take responsibility for the care of someone, usually in their family. Many young carers assume significant levels of responsibility normally associated with an adult. It should not be assumed that all children whose […]

Tyneside and Northumberland Mind – Safe Space

What is Safe Space? The Safe Space service from Tyneside and Northumberland Mind will help to improve your mental health and wellbeing by providing you with an opportunity to join a supportive peer group where you can meet others who have mental health issues who may be able to help you from their own experiences. […]

Join the Campervan for a Cuppa and a Chat

Cygnus Support is a mental health charity supporting people in Northumberland through supportive talking therapies, education and empowerment. They are out and about in the community this month, to find out what it feels like to live in a rural community, and to see how its services can provide support to those who need it […]

Board Member Vacancies

Healthwatch Northumberland is looking to appoint up to four new independent volunteer board members who will play an important role in setting and overseeing the county-wide strategy. Please download an application pack and application form or call 03332 408468 for more information or a copy of the pack in the post. APPLICATION PACK APPLICATION FORM

Changes to Repeat Prescriptions – 28 Day Prescribing

If you are being prescribed medicines on a repeat prescription, then the amount of medicine you receive on each prescription is changing from a three month supply of medicines to a 28 day supply.   How will 28 day prescribing affect me? GP practices in Northumberland are changing to ‘28 day prescribing’, which means each […]