Entries by Claire Jackson

Berwick Listening Event – Our Response

Healthwatch Northumberland attended the drop-in session arranged by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHCT), Northumberland NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Northumberland County Council at The Swan Centre in Berwick on 27 September. We had received feedback from local residents at a number of events earlier in 2018 and shared these with NHCT and the […]

Universal Credit Information Sessions

Universal Credit rolls out across Northumberland in November and December The sessions below are to share information around three questions: What is Universal Credit? What do we need to do? Where is there additional information or support in my area? These sessions are open to everyone, no pre – registration is required and refreshments are […]

Share your views on new Musculoskeletal Service

NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking to develop a new musculoskeletal (MSK) and pain service.  The aim is to provide a service that will improve access for patients and provide them with the opportunity to choose care based on their desired outcomes and personal preferences. To ensure the new service is centred on […]

Stand-alone hospital pledged for Berwick

Northumbria Healthcare today announced plans to construct a separate – stand-alone – hospital in Berwick as a replacement for the current Infirmary. The decision comes as a result of feedback from the public and Northumbria Healthcare public governors. It replaces previously announced plans for a joint development with Northumberland County Council on a single site […]

GP Services

We received lots of feedback about GP services in our annual survey this year. We would like to look a bit closer at this and would ask you to share your experiences, so that we can find out directly from patients what is happening in their GP surgeries and identify good practice. Please click here […]

Berwick Hospital Drop-in Session

People are being invited to a drop-in session next Thursday 27 September, to give their views on plans for hospital and leisure development in Berwick. Representatives from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council will be at The Swan Centre from 10.00am to 12.00pm to listen to people’s views and answer any questions. […]

Healthwatch 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 […]

Tell us your story about mental health during pregnancy

We want to know more about you or your partner’s experience of mental health support when planning to get pregnant, during pregnancy, at the birth of your child and afterwards. Share your views Did you know? As many as one in five pregnant women and new mums experience some form of mental health challenge. Partners […]

Hear to Help Drop-in Dates

These drop in sessions from Action on Hearing Loss are open to everyone and offer re-tubing and batteries (for NHS hearing aids), and information. NB Not Bank Holidays.   Allendale 2nd Thursday in Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov.  2.30pm – 3.30pm Allendale Health Centre, Shilburn Rd, Allendale, Hexham NE47 9LG Alnwick 1st Monday monthly, […]

Our Annual Survey Report

2018 Annual Survey Each year Healthwatch Northumberland asks supporters, residents of Northumberland and wider networks to complete a survey. This year a record 579 people responded giving us a wealth of information about your experiences of health and social care services. The survey has nine questions about the types of services used, frequency of visits […]