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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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Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh.

New figures reveal fall in North East smoking rates

Fresh has welcomed a new historic low for smoking rates in the North East published today by NHS Digital.

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The North East Ambulance Service has presented special recognition awards to a number of its volunteers.

Special recognition awards for volunteers

Two life-saving volunteers from north Northumberland have been honoured for going the extra mile for patients.

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Love Your Liver

Awareness campaign for liver disease in North East

The North East has a far higher rate of hospital admissions and death from liver disease than the average in England.

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Giving blood.

Blood-donor sessions to be ended in village

Blood-donor sessions in Rothbury are to be scrapped due to the ‘limited number’ of donors that the village can accommodate.

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Shannon Whiting and Chris Richardson are raising funds for Little Hearts Matter following the stillbirth of their son Ronan Eli . Picture by Jane Coltman

We lost our baby, now we want to help others

It was supposed to be a time of happiness and excitement, after Chris Richardson and Shannon Whiting discovered they would be parents for the first time.

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Hannah Powell with her mum Christine and dad Derek. Picture by Northern Eye Media Ltd

Alnwick optician helps blinded Hannah Powell

An Alnwick optician has stepped in to help a woman who was blinded by bootleg booze during a sunshine party holiday, by paying for her to receive a revolutionary artificial vision device.

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Northumbria Blood Bikes has been honoured with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service for 2017.

A Royal honour for North East’s Blood Bikes initiative

The charity which delivers out-of-hours blood and urgent medical supplies in the North East has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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Health is a major election issue.

Vote: Would you pay additional income tax to help with NHS funding?

It's a flagship policy of the Liberal Democrats ahead of next week's General Election - but do you support it?
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Rothbury Community Hospital.

Calls to intervene on proposed removal of beds at Rothbury hospital

Rothbury’s councillors are calling on the county council to intervene in the proposed removal of the inpatient beds from the village’s hospital.

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GP surgery rated good by the regulator

A north Northumberland GP surgery has been rated good by the independent regulator.

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Rothbury Community Hospital

Hospital bed figures ‘back our battle to save ward’

Bed occupancy rates in Northumberland hospital wards are consistently operating above recommended safe levels, Freedom of Information (FOI) statistics suggest.

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Christopher Matthews-Maxwell.
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Health appointment for Belford man

A Belford man, who received an MBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours list, has received a prestigious new appointment.

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The NHS was attacked by cyber criminals on Friday.

Public asked to think carefully about using GP services after cyber attack

GP practices across the North East and North Cumbria will be open as usual on Monday, but many are still bringing their IT and clinical systems back on-line following the cyber-attack which took place on Friday and affected many organisations around the world.

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The Northumbria Hospital at Cramlington.

Region’s NHS reassures public following cyber attack

NHS providers in the North East and North Cumbria are reassuring patients and the public following the cyber attack which took place on Friday and affected many organisations around the world.

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David Reay

Partner of Seahouses man seeks answers after death from cancer

An information appeal has been launched following the 2015 death of a Seahouses man from asbestos-related cancer just days after being diagnosed.

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