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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh.

Fresh re-launches campaign urging smokers to quit

Smokers who have cut down on their habit are still at risk of health issues, campaigners say.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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New initiative looking for ‘health champions’

An innovative programme aimed at improving the health of residents is being brought to North Shields.

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The rheumatology team, winners of Northumbria Healthcares beat the board challenge, one of a series of initiatives run by the trust to support staffs mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. The team is with senior health trainer Mark Freath (back right).

Golden seal of approval for wellbeing work

Work by a NHS health trust to improve the health and wellbeing of staff has received a golden seal of approval.

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Garden Park Surgery, Howden, Wallsend

GP surgery taken out of special measures

A GP surgery placed in special measures has impressed inspectors with its turnaround.

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North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields

Urgent care centres to remain closed overnight through March

A temporary suspension of urgent care centres is being extended, health officials have revealed.

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NTW signs the Time to Change pledge

Find the time to talk about mental health

People across the North East are encouraged to take some ‘Time to Talk’ tomorrow as one of the region’s biggest NHS trusts throws its weight behind a nationwide mental health campaign.

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Smoking costs North East £80.5m a year in social-care bills

New figures show that smoking is adding to England’s social-care crisis, with at least £80.5million a year spent in the North East on social care required because of smoking-related illness.

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New figures covering the whole of the Christmas and New Year period have shown the busiest time on record for NHS staff across North East hospitals and for the North East Ambulance Service.

Festive period busiest on record for region’s NHS

NHS figures, covering the whole of the Christmas and New Year period, show the busiest time on record for NHS staff working across the region’s hospitals and for the North East Ambulance Service.

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Think before you dial 999 this New Year

Ambulance bosses are appealing for people to use the emergency service wisely over the New Year.

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