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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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