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.

Chris Gray, medical director for NHS England Cumbria and the North East.

Health chiefs urge people to use right services at Easter

Residents are being encouraged to use the right medical provision this Easter.

Nursing and medical team at North Tyneside hospitals new mental health service for older people unit. Picture by Gavin Duthie.

Health trust to hold a recruitment day

A recruitment day is being held for nurses and midwives interested in a career at a health trust.

Helen Storey, who is bringing the M Technique to the region. Picture by Ian McClelland.

Nurse is bringing unique treatment to the North East

A registered nurse is bringing a unique treatment to the region after being inspired by personal loss.

Robert Stringer and Steve Hannant who have set up Bay Podiatry in Whitley Bay. Picture by Ian McClelland.

Pair step up to the mark with new business

Two podiatrists have put their best feet forward to launch a new practice in Whitley Bay.

Northumbria Healthcare is holding four events for National Apprenticeship Week.

Health trust holding events for Apprenticeship Week

Four events are being held for anyone interested in an apprenticeship at a health trust.

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Service supporting young people rated ‘good’ by CQC

A service offering specialist community mental health services for children and young people has been rated ‘good’ by inspectors.

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