Older heart-attack victims are focus of research project

North East researchers have been awarded £1.7million to investigate heart-attack treatments for patients over the age of 75.

Head of Surgery at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania Dr Kondo (right) pictured at North Tyneside General Hospital where he is training with laparoscopic surgeon Mr Liam Horgan (left)

Northumbria NHS partnership with Tanzania in running for national award

A longstanding international partnership with a North East health trust and a hospital in Tanzania has been shortlisted for a national award for transforming healthcare.

Part of a health warning label.

Alcohol producers fail to tell public of new drinking guidelines

Alcohol brands are failing to inform the public of the drinking guidelines and health harms linked with booze, according to new research.

News from Northumbria Police

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chris Carson, Metro Services Director, gets a health check from the NUFC Foundation.

Free health checks on the Metro

Metro passengers found out if they were on the right track for fitness with free health checks.

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.

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.

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.

Dr Hugo Minney

North Tyneside GPs among best in England

Health care professionals in North Tyneside have been listed among the best across the country in the Health Service Journal.

Health checks are being offered to some Metro passengers in a new scheme.

Pilot scheme to offer health checks to Metro passengers

Metro passengers will be offered on-the-spot health checks as part of a pilot scheme by two councils.

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.

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.

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.

The National Crime Agency has issued a warning about heroin mixed with fentanyl and carfentanyl.

Warning to drug users over dangerous heroin mix

A deadly synthetic opioid recently detected in heroin supplies in the North East could be present in drugs around the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned today.

Annie Laverty, director of patient experience at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Picture by Will Walker/North News & Pictures.

Health officials to pass on expertise to help other trusts

A health trust is using its expertise in patient feedback to help other NHS trusts around the country.

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