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Belford GP to retire in April after 35 years

A GP at Belford Medical Practice, who has been there since the summer of 1982, has decided to hang up his stethoscope and retire from the practice at the end of April.

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Paul Brolly, NEAS community resuscitation training officer, is pictured with, left to right, new Community First Responders (back row) Ian Catchpole and Barry Coulson, (middle row) Naomi Calder, Rebecca Hewitt, Keith Broughton, and Chris Bradley, (front row) Danielle Liddle, Anthony Buchanan, Shaun McKay, Craig Silk, Adam Sparrow, Deborah Still and Rachel Lonsdale.

Northumberland’s newest life-saving volunteers

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) is hoping the number 13 will prove lucky for the Northumberland area after welcoming its latest group of community life-savers.

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Steven Mason is the accountable officer for the county council and the CCG.

Berwick MP accused of scaremongering on health funding

Northumberland County Council has reacted angrily to accusations from Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan of health funding potentially being ‘driven towards’ the south-east of the county.

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Northumberland residents encouraged to get more active

Northumberland County Council and One You are encouraging adults to enjoy the outdoors and move more as the days are getting longer and we enter spring.

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Bondgate Practice doctor Adam Henry, Infirmary Drive practice manager Sophie Jerrom, Bondgate Practice manager Tony Brown and reception manager at Infirmary Drive Kim Hall.
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Alnwick councillors back merger of GP practices

Work is ongoing to look at the possibility of providing out-of-hours GP services in Alnwick and the surrounding areas.

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Rothbury Community Hospital

Patients give thumbs-up to pre-op assessment service

Welcome to this month’s column, bringing you up-to-date with developments at Alnwick Infirmary.

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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan delivering her speech about Rothbury Community Hospital.

MP makes plea to save beds at Rothbury hospital

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan took to the floor of the House of Commons yesterday afternoon to make the case for retaining inpatient beds at Rothbury Community Hospital.

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Ollie in a hospital bed.

Mother of boy with ‘cruel’ condition inspired to raise funds

The mother of a little boy with a debilitating genetic condition has helped organise a series of fund-raising events for a charity which supports those living with the ‘cruel’ illness.

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Rothbury Community Hospital

Council urges NHS to listen to local views on Rothbury hospital

Northumberland County Council is urging NHS decision-makers to listen to local views over the future of Rothbury Community Hospital.

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From left, Kyle Luke, Johnathan Gray, Colin Teago, Alex Mason, Andy Cowan, Emma Rothera and Paul Douglas.

First responders launched on Holy Island

North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has been working with residents and partner agencies on Holy Island to recruit, train and deploy a team of first responders.

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Drug-related NHS hospital admissions

The number of hospital admissions in Northumberland in which the main diagnosis was drug-related disorder doubled in the past year, according to new figures.

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Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan in the House of Commons.

Future of inpatient beds at Rothbury Hospital to be debated in House of Commons

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has secured an adjournment debate in the House of Commons Chamber on the future of inpatient beds at Rothbury Community Hospital.

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Young people are being encouraged to discuss their health concerns in confidence.

Chat about health with new text service

A new text messaging service is encouraging young people across Northumberland to discuss their health concerns in confidence.

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Call for action on the NHS via open letter

Hundreds of concerned residents from the Berwick constituency and beyond have signed an open letter expressing fears for the NHS.

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Some of the team at Arcinova.

Double funding boost for Alnwick firm

An Alnwick pharmaceutical firm is to create more than 30 new jobs as part of expansion backed by a £750,000 loan.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Home-care service needs to improve, says regulator CQC

A Wooler-based home-care company has been handed a requires-improvement rating following an inspection by the regulator.

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Rothbury Hospital

Hospital fight could lead to judicial review

Rothbury Parish Council will consider funding a judicial review into the proposed closure of the inpatient ward at the village’s community hospital.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital
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What will health and social care be like in 2021?

With no changes, the deficit in health funding in the North East could be £641million – or £904million including social care – by 2021.

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Debbie Noble and Shelley Darby are determined to make Rothbury Street Fair a success.
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Long-running village fair is saved thanks to new helpers

A popular village event which was in danger of folding has been saved, after new volunteers have come forward to take it over.

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