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Don’t get tripped up this winter

With temperatures set to drop further, the NHS in North Cumbria and the North East is encouraging all those at risk of falls to take extra care.

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Gordon Allan pictured during a countryside walk.

Delight for Gordon as mental health project gets green light

A Ponteland man has taken a step closer to achieving his aim of a new Northumberland-wide support network for adults with mental-health issues.

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MMR vaccine

Reminder to limit spread of measles

Northumberland County Council is reminding parents of the importance of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine.

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Claire Lomas MBE, who became the first person to finish the Great North Run wearing a pioneering bionic suit, was the guest speaker.

Healthcare innovators are celebrated at awards night

Hundreds of healthcare professionals gathered last month to celebrate the North’s most promising innovators at the 2017 Bright Ideas in Health Awards.

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Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Conference asks: Are we teaching our children to drink?

What’s the right thing to do as a parent when it comes to alcohol?

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North East Ambulance Service call handlers.

Survey shows success of the NHS111 service in the region

Satisfaction with the North East’s NHS111 service continues to improve, despite an increase of more than 50,000 calls over the last year.

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Ellie Monkhouse is the new executive director of nursing and quality at Northumbria Healthcare.

Trust has a new head of nursing

Northumbria Healthcare has a new director of nursing.

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Some of the 70 new nurses and midwives who have joined Northumbria Healthcare.

Trust welcomes largest intake of new nurses

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has taken on its largest-ever intake of new nurses and midwives.

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Mums and babies at a breastfeeding support group at Alnwick children's centre, one of many held across Northumberland.

Simple steps to help you stay well through winter

Welcome to this month’s column bringing you up-to-date with health services in Alnwick.

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County Hall in Morpeth.

Working together to reduce harm from alcohol and drugs

Partners from across the county gathered today at an alcohol and drug forum organised by Northumberland County Council.

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Ignorance about anatomy is endangering the effectiveness of health screening campaigns that target a specific organ, warn scientists.

Public's poor knowledge of anatomy 'hampers healthcare'

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

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Last year's Bright Ideas in Health Awards.

Finalists revealed for healthcare awards

The North of England’s most promising healthcare innovators have been revealed as the shortlist for the Bright Ideas in Health Awards 2017 is announced.

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Shopkeeper John McClurey, a former North of England president of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents; Amanda Healy, director of public health; Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh; and Peter Wright, from the North East Public Protection Partnership.

Illegal tobacco bought by more than half of teenage smokers in Northumberland

Illegal tobacco has helped more than half of underage smokers in the North East get hooked on smoking, a new survey released today suggests.

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The infant feeding team in Northumberland  support given to women to encourage breastfeeding has been given the Unicef Baby Friendly Gold Award.

Golden seal of approval for breastfeeding

Support to encourage women in Northumberland to breastfeed has been given a prestigious national award.

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Dr Jeremy Rushmer, medical director at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Key work at hospital to get ambulances back on road faster

Work is starting to improve ambulance turnaround times at Northumberland’s emergency-care hospital.

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Stay well this winter and have your say on healthcare

Stay well this winter and have your say on healthcare

There are various opportunities coming up for north Northumberland residents to have their say on aspects of healthcare, while people are being encouraged to stay well this winter.

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Patients urged to do the 'jab dab' in flu vaccine campaign as winter weather sets in

Asthma patients have been urged to get their flu vaccines and do the "jab dab" to encourage others as medics warn of the dangers facing people with the condition.
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The fourth Healthwatch Northumberland AGM.

New ambulance response standards presented at AGM

The fourth Healthwatch Northumberland AGM took place last week, with more than 70 people attending.

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One of the Alnwick Medical Group buildings, which previously housed the Infirmary Drive medical practice.

GPs merger a ‘challenge’, but hard work continues

The merger of Alnwick’s two GP practices has been a challenge, but there’s a ‘real willingness for everyone to work hard to make it work’.

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From left, Kevin, Casey, Tyler and Terri Hopper, from Alnwick.

‘Watching your child suffer is devastating’

Sitting with his loving family, young Tyler Hopper looks just like a normal 11-year-old boy.

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