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 […]
About Claire Jackson
Communication and Marketing Officer at Healthwatch Northumberland. We listen to your views and experiences of health and social care and share them with the commissoners and providers. We want users of care to be involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible. We'll also give you health information, locally and nationally, let you know what events and developments are happening in your area, and we can also help you find information you need about services with our signposting service.
Entries by Claire Jackson
This group, from Northumberland Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust explores how spirituality can help recovery from mental health issues. The sessions are for people of all faiths and none. The sessions take place at Northern Soul Cafe in Berwick upon Tweed, on the following Mondays between 2.00pm and 4.00pm: 28 October, 4, 11, 18 […]
Thanks to everyone who told us their views on the local implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan. NHS England and NHS Improvement asked Healthwatch to work with communities across the country to find out how the NHS Long Term Plan should be implemented at a local level. More than 30,000 people from across England […]
Dementia Friends are helping Cramlington become a dementia friendly town with their Dementia Friends monthly coffee mornings. During this year’s Dementia Action Week the Cramlington dementia working group and Manor Walks Shopping Centre joined forces and created a Thought Wall. Having reviewed all the comments received the group came up with the idea of a […]
NHS England, in partnership with Age UK, Public Health England, and the Chief Fire Officer’s Association and older people themselves, has published a Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing. The guide helps people to stay physically and mentally well by providing hints and tips on how to keep fit and independent. It recognises, as we all […]
A new ambulatory care centre opened this month at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital. Ambulatory care is treating urgent conditions on a same day basis, without you being admitted to hospital.This is a consultant-led service provided alongside specialist nurse practitioners. Diagnostic scans may be available same day, and with medications dispensed straight from the ward, […]
To find out whether people are getting the right dementia support as their condition deteriorates, Healthwatch England reviewed: What over 700 people said about their care Data from 97 councils about whether people’s needs are being assessed and reviewed Fewer than half of all people with dementia, who use social care, are getting the regular […]
This week Care Quality Commission (CQC) published its latest report on oral care health in care homes. Their findings reflect what people have been telling Healthwatch nationally, including the problems people face in accessing dentists. Key findings from CQC People who live in care homes do not always get the support they need to maintain […]
Action on Hearing Loss has launched a report about NHS audiology services in England. The report is called Valuing Audiology – NHS hearing aid services in England. The research into audiology services across the UK has found that 9 out of 10 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) do not hold a least of one the basic […]
Our latest annual report was published this week. The report documents our activity over the past year; where we’ve been, who we’ve heard from and how we’ve made a difference to people who use health and social care services. We will be talking more about the report at our Conference on 16 October in Blyth, […]
We are here to make sure your views on health and social care in Northumberland are heard.
Please get in touch with your experiences of GPs, hospitals, dentists, care homes or any other healthcare service in the county.
Contact us :
Adapt (NE), Burn Lane, Hexham
Northumberland, NE46 3HN
Call: 03332 408 468
Text: 07413 385275