Entries by Claire Jackson

Come on Board! We’re recruiting for a Vice Chair.

Healthwatch Northumberland is now looking to recruit a Board Vice Chair. Adapt (NE) has delivered the local Healthwatch function for Northumberland since April 2013 and has an agreed extension until March 2018.  Full details about this opportunity can be found in the application pack. If you think you meet the requirements and could deliver the […]

Is it 999 or 111?

At some point, most people will either witness or be involved in an accident or experience a medical emergency. Knowing what to do next and who to call can potentially save lives. Life-threatening emergencies Call 999 in a medical emergency – when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk. Medical emergencies […]

North East Ambulance Service: Patient Survey Volunteer Opportunity

North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is looking for a volunteer to collect information about patient experience of using services. The role will focus on the Patient Transport Service but there may be occasions when you are asked to survey Emergency Care Patients. This is a voluntary role and does not constitute any contractual arrangements or […]

Temporary urgent care centre arrangements to remain in place

Temporary arrangements at urgent care centres in Northumberland and North Tyneside will remain in place for a until May 2017. Since last December, urgent care centres at Hexham, North Tyneside and Wansbeck general hospitals have been open from 8.00am until midnight, seven days a week.  The temporary change in opening times was put in place […]

Exercise keeps the mind sharp in over 50s

The BBC has reported that doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you’re over 50, according to research. Thinking and memory skills were most improved when people exercised the heart and muscles on a regular basis, a review of 39 studies found. This remained true […]

Mental Health Task Group

The mental health task group aims to ensure that users of mental health services and their carers have a voice and can influence mental health service delivery in Northumberland. The group works in partnership with providers and commissioners of mental health services to bring about improvements for the benefit of all service users. The main […]

Social Care Task Group

The Social Care Task Group aimed to ensure that users and carers living in Northumberland have a voice and an influence social care services, to contribute towards improving the experience of people using social care services in Northumberland and to work in partnership with providers, commisioners and inspectors of social care services to gain a […]

Access to Healthcare Task Group

The Access to Healthcare Task Group was set up to ensure that patients and carers living in Northumberland, have a voice and can influence access to health and social care service, workingin partnership with providers and commissioners of hospital services to bring about improvements for the benefit of all service users. The group’s remit was […]