Chance to have a say on health services

Opportunities are available for nursing specialties.
Opportunities are available for nursing specialties.

People across Northumberland are being encouraged to have their say on local health services at a series of NHS roadshows next week.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is visiting communities to find out people’s views about hospital and community health services, and adult social care.

As part of the NHS’s rolling programme of engagement activity, residents are invited to go along to share feedback with the trust and local NHS organisations about any recent experiences, and to give their thoughts about how care can be improved.

Claire Riley, director of communications and corporate affairs at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Throughout the year, we continually listen to our communities in order that we further improve the care we provide across Northumberland and North Tyneside. The roadshows are an excellent opportunity for members of the public to share feedback about the services we, and other NHS organisations, deliver and we encourage people to visit us.”

Northumbria Healthcare will be joined at the roadshows by North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group and Healthwatch.

At the roadshows, residents will also be able to have an update on work to develop new, more joined-up models of care.

Roadshow venues include Berwick market place on Wednesday, October 5, 10am to 4pm; Alnwick Market Place, Thursday, October 6, 10am to 4pm; and Morpeth market place, Saturday, October 8, 10am to noon.

Meanwhile, Northumbria Healthcare is inviting registered nurses and midwives to a drop-in recruitment event on Saturday, October 8, at Northumbria House, Cobalt Business Park, near Silverlink, North Tyneside.

The Trust has opportunities in all the different nursing specialties. Senior nurses will be at the event from 9am to 1pm.

To register, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search Northumbria nursing.