Entries by Claire Jackson

What does good mental health care look like?

Over a million adults in England are currently in contact with mental health services but what should they expect when it comes to the care they receive? Mental health is consistently one of the top issues people tell their local Healthwatch about. Following the launch of the multi-year mental health project last year, Healthwatch England […]

National Glaucoma Week – Get Eye Wise

The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is focusing on the impact of dry eye syndrome for people with glaucoma during International Glaucoma Week 4 to 10 June 2018. Dry eye syndrome can have a debilitating effect on a person’s quality of life yet is little understood. Dry eye syndrome affects 50 to 60 per cent of […]

An alternative way to have a consultation with your GP

Online Consultations: an alternative way to have a consultation with your GP NHS England is seeking views from GPs, practice teams and members of the public on what people think about the idea of online consultations in order to improve the service and increase the availability and use of services. Online consultations are a way […]

Breast Cancer Screening

The Health Secretary announced today  that up to 270 women in England may have died because they did not receive invitations to a final routine breast cancer screening. Speaking in the Commons, he said 450,000 women aged 68-71 years had failed to get invitations since 2009. The story can be read in full here. Healthwatch […]

Changes to Audiology Services – Wansbeck General Hospital

From Tuesday 1 May there will no longer be an Audiology Service at Wansbeck Hospital. The repair service will be relocated to either Newcastle Hospitals @ Cramlington Manor Walks or The Mount in Morpeth. This service will be a booked appointment system. Battery replacements will still be available on a drop-in basis at Wansbeck Hospital. […]

St Mary’s Friendship Club Knit & Natter

  ARE YOU YOUNG AT HEART?   Would you like to meet other people and have fun? St Mary’s Friendship Club would like to invite you to ‘knit and natter or just chatter’! You can also join in the Gentle Swing and Sway movement session to help you keep healthy and active. The group meets […]

Confidence Building – Living with Sight Loss

Are you recently diagnosed with sight loss? Have you lived with it for a while but are unsure of what support there is for you? This new course from Northumberland County Blind Association can help you to gain confidence and knowledge through interactive workshops and talks. Share experiences, advice and support and hear how others […]

Caring with Confidence Course

A free 4 + 1 training course from Carers Northumberland, aimed at making a positive difference to how carers feel about their caring role and how best they can look after themselves. Come to all or as many as you can get to. The course is of benefit to all unpaid carers irrespective of who […]

Northern Cancer Voices

Northern Cancer Voices – Involving patients in shaping NHS cancer services. Northern Cancer Voices is a NHS led project that is funded by Macmillan. This project involves patients, carers and professionals working together to improve cancer outcomes in the Northern Region. The purpose of this project is to develop a plan that will provide patients, […]