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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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Marie Purvis

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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Abbeyfield House , Alnwick

Alnwick care home needs to improve, says regulator CQC

An Alnwick care home has been told by the independent regulator that it needs to improve its service.

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Call to raise tax on cheap cider

Call to raise tax on cheap cider

Ahead of this year’s Budget, Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is calling on the Chancellor to increase the duty on cheap, high-strength white cider.

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Roz Tinlin, from the RVS.

Thinking skills sessions aid those with dementia

A new service has been launched, offering people living with mild to moderate dementia a chance to enhance their thinking skills.

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Clare, who has lost five stone at Slimming World in Alnwick.

‘Aiming high and getting support is key to success’

People are being urged to have faith in aiming for their ideal weight, after a study found that people who set ambitious targets lose almost twice as much weight in a year.

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Oliver Shanks with mum Alexandra Quennell and dad Anthony Shanks.

Fund-raising event in aid of hospital unit

A special event will be raising money to help hospital-ward staff who have saved the life of a two-year-old boy on numerous occasions.

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North East tops two tables for alcohol-related deaths

North East tops two tables for alcohol-related deaths

Two sets of official figures released on Tuesday indicate the North East suffers from the highest rate of alcohol-related deaths in the country.

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Drr Adam Henry, Infirmary Drive practice manager Sophie Jerrom, Bondgate Practice manager Tony Brown and Kim Halll, reception manager at Infirmary Drive.
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Alnwick GP practices set to merge this year

Alnwick’s two GP practices are to merge in a bid to ‘secure the services we offer in the town for generations’.

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Part of the rheumatology team with the award.

A golden effort

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded the gold level of the North East Better Health at Work Award.

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Practice becomes part of pioneering group

The Rothbury Practice has become the sixth GP practice in the North East to become part of a pioneering new partnership between Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and local GPs.

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NTW signs the Time to Change pledge

Find the time to talk about mental health

People across the North East are encouraged to take some ‘Time to Talk’ tomorrow as one of the region’s biggest NHS trusts throws its weight behind a nationwide mental health campaign.

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Former Northumbria apprentice Will New, who now works as a community staff nurse in North Tyneside. Picture by Gavin Duthie

Northumbria flies the flag for employers

A health trust has been named the only NHS organisation in the list of top 100 employers for apprentices.

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Rothbury Community Hospital

Consultation begins on plans to close inpatient ward at Rothbury

A consultation period has begun on proposals to permanently close the 12-bed inpatient ward at Rothbury Community Hospital.

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Olly Dial in his new fitness suite.

Trainer set to launch children’s bootcamps

A personal trainer is launching school-holiday bootcamps for children to promote the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Smoking costs North East £80.5m a year in social-care bills

New figures show that smoking is adding to England’s social-care crisis, with at least £80.5million a year spent in the North East on social care required because of smoking-related illness.

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From left: Dedicated donors Don Ratcliffe, Stuart Brown and Ian Knox are pictured with Claire Smith and her daughter Farah. Farah received 33 blood and platelet transfusions during her treatment for a brain tumour.

‘Inspirational’ blood donors are praised

Three dedicated blood donors from north Northumberland, including one who has made more than 300 donations, have been recognised for their life-saving efforts.

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