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Hospital gets GPs, no word on ward

Rothbury’s GP practice is set to move into the hospital, as the community awaits a final decision on the future of the facility’s 12 inpatient beds.

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Kaydii Inglis, lead learning disability liaison nurse for North Tyneside and Northumberland; Janet Harrison, clinical lead nurse for the learning disability community nursing service in Northumberland; and Clare Arnold, clinical manager for the community learning disabilities service in North Tyneside.

Inspectors’ praise for disability services

The quality of community learning disabilities services in Northumberland and North Tyneside have been rated as outstanding by the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.

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Police issue drug warning over blue pills

Northumbria Police has issued a drug warning as a blue pill being sold as ecstasy is now believed to be a combination of cocaine and meth.

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A record number of drug deaths were recorded in England and Wales last year.

Drug deaths in Northumberland rise by almost 50% since protection of treatment budget removed

Drug deaths have risen by 48 per cent in Northumberland since the Government removed protection of the drug and alcohol treatment budget, new data has revealed.

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Some of the team at Belford Medical Practice. Picture by Jane Coltman

Northumberland GP surgeries in the region’s top 10

Two north Northumberland GP practices have been rated by patients as among the top 10 in the North East.

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Kaydii Inglis, lead learning disability liaison nurse for North Tyneside and Northumberland; Janet Harrison, clinical lead nurse for the learning disability community nursing service in Northumberland; and Clare Arnold, clinical manager for the community learning disabilities service in North Tyneside.

Inspectors praise outstanding community health services

The quality of community learning disabilities services in North Tyneside and Northumberland have been rated as outstanding by the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.

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Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh.

Campaign group welcomes control plan for tobacco

Fresh has welcomed the Government’s new Tobacco Control Plan for England – Towards a Smokefree Generation – published last week, which sets an ultimate goal of five per cent or fewer people smoking.

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Colin Shevills of Balance.

Pocket-money prices for alcohol continue, warns Balance

Cheap, strong alcohol continues to be sold for pocket-money prices in the North East, according to a new survey.

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A new parking system is to come into operation at Wansbeck General Hospital at 6am tomorrow.

New car parking system at Wansbeck hospital

A new car parking procedure for patients and visitors is to come into operation at Wansbeck General Hospital tomorrow morning.

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Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh.

New report focuses on need to reduce smoking in pregnancy

A new report has highlighted the importance of midwives being trained to help tackle smoking in pregnancy and help more women to have healthy births.

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Northumberland care home placed in special measures

A north Northumberland care home is in special measures after being rated inadequate by the independent regulator.

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Alcohol abuse.

The real price of alcohol - counting the cost in Northumberland

New figures released today by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reveal the estimated cost for alcohol harm to Northumberland, hitting front line public services and employers with a staggering bill of around £107.7 million in 2015/16.

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A previous Holy Island Forget-Me-Not Walk.

Holy Island charity walk returns for ninth outing

A special fund-raising walk on Holy Island is set to take place again later this year.

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Yes I donate - an NHS organ donor card.

Hundreds alive in Northumberland thanks to organ donation

More than 200 people are now alive in Northumberland thanks to organ donation, according to new figures released today.

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The smokefree law was introduced on July 1, 2007.

High levels of support for smokefree law 10 years on

On the 10-year anniversary of smokefree law, health and council leaders are hailing it as one of the most important pieces of legislation to protect health in a generation.

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Coquetdale Dental Practice, which is based at Broomhill Health Centre, in Hadston, could be closing,

Northumberland dental practice could close

The future of a dental practice in a Northumberland village has been thrown up in the air, after discussions have started regarding a possible closure.

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Hearing-loss charity helps tackle loneliness in Northumberland

A national charity has been doing its part to help people in Alnwick, Belford, Amble, Rothbury and Wooler who feel isolated and lonely as a result of their hearing loss.

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The nine North East Ambulance Service apprentices. Picture by Doug Moody Photography

Team of nine apprentices deliver health-care service

Nine apprentices are learning how to provide a vital service to patients across the region having started careers with the North East Ambulance Service.

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As part of National Blood Week, NHS Blood and Transplant has launched a campaign to raise awareness of a lack of blood donors

Call goes out for new donors during National Blood Week

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Northumberland to say #ImThere and start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week, which starts today.

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A campaign on secondhand smoke has been launched.

New campaign warns of dangers of secondhand smoke

New figures suggest at least one in 10 North East children are still being exposed to toxic secondhand smoke in the home as a hard-hitting new campaign launches today.

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