october, 2019

16oct10:00 am- 3:30 pmHealthwatch Northumberland Conference 2019


Event Details

Our bigger and better conference 2019 will be interactive, informative and entertaining. 

The event will include listening workshops, films and speakers on the areas of health and social care you told us were most important to you – mental health, GP services, access to services and dementia. The event is free and there’ll be an ‘information buffet’ for you to pick up some information on local health and support services, a free raffle plus lunch and refreshments will be provided. This is your chance to share your experiences of care with those that provide them, and contribute to future plans. Come and join in the community conversation about your local health and social care services.

Workshops and talks include:

Healthwatch Northumberland – review of our year

Health Checks – why aren’t more people taking these (workshop)

Substance Misuse  – assessing local needs (workshop)

Primary Care Networks – more about how GP surgeries are working together

Patient Participation Groups – what do they do? and how to get more involved with your local surgery

Social Prescribing – how community-based services can help with health issues (workshop)

A Space at the Table – Real life experiences of those caring for loved ones with dementia

Dementia ambulances – North East Ambulance Service shares the ideas behind its new vehicles

The Ageing Well Programme – a review of the programme in Northumberland. What is it like to grow old in Northumberland? (workshop)

Mental Health Trailblazer – work in Northumberland to improve access for children and young people (workshop)

Singing for the Brain – join a local group in some uplifting singing!


If you live or work in Northumberland we’d love to see you there. We may be able to help with transport from some areas of the county.


Register here


(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Phoenix Theatre

37A Beaconsfield St, Blyth NE24 2DS


Healthwatch Northumberlandinfo@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk Burn Lane, Hexham, NE46 3HN

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