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Covid-19 vaccination pop-up pilot launched in Northumberland

People in Northumberland are soon to benefit from new pop-up Covid-19 vaccination clinics. As part of its commitment to reducing health inequalities in the county, NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been working with the Cramlington Seaton Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) to set up a Roving Vaccination Service. This will see vaccines safely […]

Wellbeing sessions from Northumberland Recovery College

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 […]

Kooth Q&A

Providing information about local health and care services is part of the core work of Healthwatch Northumberland, and mental health services for children and young people is one of our key priorities. In June 2020 NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) commissioned Kooth, a free online mental health support service for young people aged 11-25 […]

Is NHS 111 First making a difference?

From 1 December 2020, the NHS has introduced a new system called NHS 111 First. This means that NHS 111 can now book you an appointment at your local A&E or get you an urgent appointment at an alternative health service. The NHS 111 First campaign encourages people to call NHS 111 before going to […]

Age UK virtual events

Fancy trying something new from the comfort of your own home? Age UK Northumberland has lots of fun virtual events to enjoy from exercise classes to reading groups, gardening chats to crafts and activities. There is something for everyone and it’s a great way to stay connected with the outside world. All you need is […]

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day takes place on Monday 8 March and this year’s theme is “Choose to Challenge”. The theme focuses on the idea that we can choose to challenge and call out gender stereotypes and bias, and we can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements to collectively create an inclusive world. From challenge […]

Public concerns about dentistry continue

New data gathered by Healthwatch England shows access to NHS dentistry remains a huge problem for the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthwatch continues to hear concerns about dentistry which were highlighted at the end of last year in the Dentistry and the impact of COVID-19 report after a 452% rise in calls and complaints over the summer (July – September). In a […]

NHS Clinical Research Project

Can you help the NHS to improve services and treatments for patients? We are working with NHS England to undertake some research on what patients, current users, non-users and those with specific health issues including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental health and genetic factors, think about getting involved with clinical research. This research will be […]

Have your say on SEND services

Northumberland County Council and Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group are asking for feedback on how to strengthen support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The 2020-2023 Northumberland Strategy for Special Educational Needs sets out the local partnership’s vision for developing and improving the support provided for children and young people […]