One of the main things we hear from the public is getting a GP appointment can be tricky. And when you do get an appointment, the time you get to talk to your doctor can be limited. Healthwatch England has pulled together some top suggestions to help you make the most of your appointment slot. […]
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NHS health teams across the region are set to continue with the current pandemic safety measures for the foreseeable future to help protect everyone from infections such as Covid-19 and flu. The safety measures introduced nationally during the pandemic have helped not only protect staff, patients and visitors over the past year, but enabled the […]
We are supporting the #DoItForYourself initiative which helps raise awareness around the symptoms of lung cancer and the importance of early diagnosis. If you’ve noticed any signs of lung cancer, such as breathlessness or a cough lasting for more than three weeks, contact your GP practice to get checked out. Lung cancer can affect people […]
As part of our Spotlight on… series we are shining a light on Northumberland County Blind Association (NCBA). NCBA is a local charity based in Morpeth that provides advice and support services to blind and visually impaired people to enable them to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to live a fulfilled and independent life. […]
Northumberland Recovery College is offering a range of free courses and workshops to support people with their mental health and wellbeing. What is a recovery college? A recovery college is not a building or a place, it’s an opportunity to become your own expert in what works to manage your wellbeing. The college provides learning experiences, […]
Changes are planned at the Felton and Widdrington surgeries and patients have 12 weeks to give their views and ideas on the proposals. If you are a patient of either surgery you should have received a letter and an information sheet explaining the proposals and how you can share your views. Healthwatch Northumberland is supporting […]
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies is a national programme offering primary care talking therapies to those experiencing common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. The local service in Northumberland is called Talking Matters Northumberland (TMN) and it offers services to those over the age of 16. TMN offers approved therapies for a wide […]
The latest edition of ‘Activities and Support in West Northumberland’ for older people and those affected by dementia is out now. This is a comprehensive guide to support groups, classes, film screenings and cafes, singing classes, advice services, physical and sporting activities and lots more including virtual events, telephone friendship, music and radio programmes. Although […]
Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter our Spring competition. We received some brilliant photos of the activities you have been doing during lockdown to look after your physical and mental health. Entries included everything from cake baking to crochet to painting sheds! Congratulations to our winner, David Roe, with his photo […]
Mental Health Awareness Week runs from 10-16 May and this year’s theme is ‘Nature’. There are two main aims of this week. Firstly, to inspire more people to connect with nature, noticing the impact that this connection can have on our mental health. Secondly, to convince decision makers at all levels that access to and […]
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